Bond’s indivisible comfort in sorrow

by W. Andrew Powell

On some level, it’s a damn cool name. Quantum of Solace would be great for a 1960’s era sci-fi adventure about a guy in a really shiny space suit who jets across the galaxy fighting evil aliens.

But on the other hand, Quantum of Solace strikes me as a rather stupid name for a James Bond film. Daniel Craig rocked Casino Royale, and Paul Haggis will likely have a good script again, but that name just does not inspire confidence.

To add insult to injury, MGM released the official poster for the film today, and it’s so utterly boring. I would have been impressed if it gave some hint about the story, but all it says is that Bond has some sort of big gun, and it’s very dry out. Or maybe the story is about someone with a gun and a very James Bond-like silhouette?

I’m looking forward to the film, but come on, give me something good here.

Check out the poster, and synopsis after the jump…

Quantum of Solace
Quantum of Solace

Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M (Judi Dench) interrogate Mr White (Jesper Christensen) who reveals the organization which blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined.

Forensic intelligence links an Mi6 traitor to a bank account in Haiti where a case of mistaken identity introduces Bond to the beautiful but feisty Camille (Olga Kurylenko), a woman who has her own vendetta. Camille leads Bond straight to Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), a ruthless business man and major force within the mysterious organization.

On a mission that leads him to Austria, Italy and South America, Bond discovers that Greene, conspiring to take total control of one of the world’s most important natural resources, is forging a deal with the exiled General Medrano (Joaquin Cosio). Using his associates in the organization, and manipulating his powerful contacts within the CIA and the British government, Greene promises to overthrow the existing regime in a Latin American country, giving the General control of the country in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of land.

In a minefield of treachery, murder and deceit, Bond allies with old friends in a battle to uncover the truth. As he gets closer to finding the man responsible for the betrayal of Vesper, 007 must keep one step ahead of the CIA, the terrorists and even M, to unravel Greene’s sinister plan and stop his organization.

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