Lindsay Elizabeth Martins (001) (moviebuffgirl)The MI6
Lindsay Elizabeth's Favorite Movies
This is, in my opinion, the best James Bond movie ever filmed. Okay, so I may have a bias for Daniel Craig as being the best James Bond since Sean Connery, but whatever. When you look at the movie in terms of the way it was filmed, there is nothing you can say against the backdrop, the scenery, the camera angle, and how the characters moved across the screen. Everything was flawless and smooth, which is what a 007 movie should be: effortless. In terms of the acting, everyone gave their best. Daniel Craig kicked ass, Eva Green looked stunning as the very first Bond girl, Mads Mikkelsen was simply brilliant as Le Chiffre, Dame Judi Dench was cool and witty as M, Giancarlo Giannini certainly surprised audiences by his double-sided agenda, and even Tobias Menzies, who I usually see in the TV series "Rome", was fabulous as a supporting character. But the best part was the opening and Parkour chase sequence.
"The first thing you should know about us is that we have people everywhere."
The movie and the storyline were great. The director was not. What would have been a fantastic follow up to one of the best bond movies in years fell short of its mark, all because of erratic camera movements and focusing too much on the location shoots. I must admit, the scenery did complement to the events, but i can't help but feel that they could have substituted a few of the locations for studio shots. But that's water under the bridge; i'm just glad that the movie wasn't entirely ruined. Craig gave his signature take on bond, but this time, he added the factor of a man bent on extracting revenge on the people responsible for the death of the woman he loved, no matter how hard he tries to deny it. What i cannot understand is how some people think that Kurylenko's character as a bond girl is one of the worst they've seen. Just because she didn't bare her body and snog bond doesn't make her rubbish. She is one of the few bond girls who can actually keep up with the agent, while looking chic and stylish in a dress. She's definitely a kindred spirit: she also used her sexual wiles to get into Greene's good graces just so she could have a shot at killing the man who killed her parents and her sister. I really loved her character, and no matter what other people say, Camille may very well be one of the best bond girls ever. Blonde and white aren't the only criteria for being hot, people. :p Finally, Greene. I find it interesting that the people involved with Quantum have colors as their last names. Is it a clue to the nature of the organization? And when will Blofield (if Craig IS the same bond as those played by connery, moore, lazenby, Dalton, and brosnan) be introduced? I saw Greene as a nerdy geek gone evil. He's smart, and at the same time scary; he can have anyone he wants dispatched without exerting any effort other than how to dispose of the body. Brains over brawns. A true villain. If only forster smoothed out the camera movements in the car and rooftop chases, it would have been perfect. I still love this movie to death, though. :DDDD