Monday, November 17, 2008

James Bond blows away weekend box office

LOS ANGELES - James Bond's quantum of the weekend box office: $70.4 million.
"Quantum of Solace," with Daniel Craig returning as Bond for the first direct sequel in the spy franchise, pulled in nearly $30 million more over opening weekend than its predecessor, 2006's "Casino Royale," according to studio estimates Sunday.

I saw this movie yesterday. It was pretty good, but I keep thinking it could have been better if Martin Campbell had come back. You know, the guy who directed Casino Royale?? Yeah. Also, the Bond theme should have been used throughout the movie more instead of just during the credits, and the gunbarrel sequence should have been at the beginning, not the end...sigh. Get it right, people! Or the purists will just keep complaining!

Oh, and "Another Way to Die", the theme song, isn't quite terrible...the lyrics were mediocre and most of the music was okay, but some of the music was kind of cool. I think the song needed a few more rewrites, or maybe a different musician to write it. I mean, Jack White? Lame.

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