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Quantum of Solace

Quantum of Solace

Date: Jan 28 2009

Themes: Romance

Grammar: Passive Voice

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Daniel Craig recently made his second appearance as James Bond in the film Quantum of Solace. The movie was really successful, but got mixed reviews in part because it’s very different from past Bond films.

First of all, it looks different. It’s not as sleek. Second, in Quantum of Solace Bond only has one girl and then seeks revenge when she’s killed. And third, this Bond thinks too much—older Bonds would quip and move on.

Speaking of older Bonds, what would Bonds from the past think of Quantum? Jason and Mason decided to try impersonating former Bonds Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan and talking about the new film.

Dialog

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Jason

Jason

Mason

Mason

Jason:  Piercy, have you seen the new Bond film?

Mason:  Well, I say Sean, I caught a sneak preview and it’s very unrefined.

Jason:  It’s a bit of a departure, I might say.

Mason:  Really? I feel that our films were much more sophisticated.

Jason:  Well, the new Bond is for a new era. He’s a bit more gruff, less sleek.

Mason:  These children these days, they have no taste for intellectual adventure. It’s all, “Oh, assassins and revenge.” It’s quite, quite distasteful.

Jason:  But the villains are corporate thieves. Very timely, don’t you think?

Mason:  Well, I believe there have been corporate thieves through the…what about Zorin? Christopher Walken was a corporate thief in whatever that movie was…Tomorrow Is Not Enough, maybe. I wasn’t in it. I don’t really follow the franchise.

Jason:  There’s 22 of them. It’s difficult to keep track. But, man, the gadgets! They’re designed by Apple. It’s crazy!

Mason:  I dare say, BMW has entry in this one. Damn well supporting the entire franchise. Capital!

Jason:  Is that capital?

 

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讨论

Jason impersonates Sean Connery and talks about Quantum of Solace with Mason, who impersonates Pierce Brosnan. Mason imagines that Pierce wouldn’t like the style of the new film. But Jason suggests that the villain is a good comment on corporate greed. Mason reminds Jason that there was a corporate villain in another Bond movie, although it was A View to Kill, not Tomorrow Is Not Enough. In fact, that movie doesn’t even exist.

Then Jason says that the gadgets for the new movie are made by Apple, so they’re probably pretty cool. Mason says that there’s a BMW in this movie too, which is a Bond tradition.

What’s your favorite Bond movie? Do you like to impersonate famous people with your friends?

 

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ImagenIcon

ImagenIcon

El Salvador

This is an Amazing fact! 

09:02 PM Mar 29 2010 |

mickee85

mickee85

Philippines

I had an original copy of this movie and the casino royalSmile Daniel Craig is great actor.

02:08 AM Oct 01 2009 |

ranjan_274

India

it was a good movie .but some of the seen was funny.

02:03 AM Feb 02 2009 |

Kadri

Kadri

Estonia

I have not seen this film…..YET

08:04 AM Jan 31 2009 |

Kadri

Kadri

Estonia

I don`t have seen this film…....yet Frown

07:01 AM Jan 31 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I not yet saw this new james bond film,but I will!

I like the james bond films are too liar,but it is full of action,kind Impossible Mission,because no lie it's not fun!

When I go to the movies,I want to have fun and not worry Laughing

11:37 AM Jan 30 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Ahhh come on guys! The James Bond’s films are very cool! certainly there are some that be too liars,but without lie it’s not James Bond hehe :D

11:24 AM Jan 30 2009 |

Andres Cisneros

Colombia

My favorite movie from Bond's saga is Quantum of Solace, acrually this movie has been mixed technologic, dramma, love and compassion, and the other hand, i like role play for Craig, he shows most serious, most impactant, and very smart. 

06:57 AM Jan 30 2009 |

enricobe

enricobe

Italy

I never seen Quantum of Solace yet, I would like to see if is still in any theater here in Rome, Italy.

02:56 PM Jan 29 2009 |

Billie joe

Colombia

Well, action movies are not my favorites at all, but I have seen constantly a lot of changes over and over again, so for each new character for this movies, there are differents fans although always will be…

 Bond - James Bond, lol

08:31 AM Jan 29 2009 |

kukuka

kukuka

Ukraine

Olga, you are the best!!!!!!!!

05:55 AM Jan 29 2009 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

LOL

11:28 AM Jan 28 2009 |

Margaret

Margaret

United Arab Emirates

HAHAHA what accent was that HAHAHA plus I have no idea about that movie because I didn’t watch it but I’m going to say I agree with “centoir” comment.

11:25 AM Jan 28 2009 |

sadegh.ghasemi

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I couldn't watch this movie yet , but I suppose this movie has enough value to watch .

09:57 AM Jan 28 2009 |

zeus2006

zeus2006Super Member!

Turkey

James Bond! No comment.I have never seen any James Bond movie. If I write something everybody’ll start to think about me that I’m a negative person.

09:23 AM Jan 28 2009 |

tony.yy

tony.yy

China

I have just seen this film a few minutes ago.It had impressed me enough.I like the changing thing in th films.I think whatever kinds of taste of the movie they are changed to,I will be bettern than ever forms in history.

06:55 AM Jan 28 2009 |

feresyosira

Turkey

I haven't seen it yet but I will. Verily, I like action-adventure films very much yet I don't like series at all.

05:26 AM Jan 28 2009 |

hanenzayed

Egypt

Although I did not see this Franchise, but I admire very Chen Connery

04:50 AM Jan 28 2009 |

josephredfield

Brazil

great movie!!

03:27 AM Jan 28 2009 |

josephredfield

Brazil

great movie!!

03:26 AM Jan 28 2009 |

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