Full Quantum of Solace Plot Synopsis Revealed
by Alex Billington
February 29, 2008
Although a plot synopsis may be the most minimal news we could ever report, I'm a huge James Bond fan and I can't pass this up. And this time I'm not alone, as Casino Royale has built up a massive fan base and everyone is waiting with high expectations for the follow up. A meaty plot synopsis for Quantum of Solace has been released by MGM / Sony that sets up a very exciting 22nd Bond film. If you prefer to go in blind this November, then don't read ahead, but there aren't any major spoilers, just a thorough introduction and a brief explanation of what we can expect in Solace.
Although MGM officially released this, thanks to MTV for first pointing it out.
Quantum of Solace continues the high octane adventures of James Bond (Daniel Craig) in Casino Royale. 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.
These Bond movies are getting better and better each time. I'm not the biggest fan of this new generation with Craig as Bond (I personally prefer the Roger Moore era the most), but that synopsis is quite promising. The more places Bond can go on his adventures, the better. And it sounds like the grittier Bond that Craig introduced us to in Casino Royale will be back again in this one. He's still the spy that every girl loves and that guy every guy wants to be, but he's a bit more rough edged and violent this time around.
I'd love to hear from all the James Bond fans - what do you think, is Quantum of Solace starting to sound good? Or was Casino Royale just a one-hit-wonder from Martin Campbell, who previously saved the franchise with the first of the Pierce Brosnan era movies - Goldeneye? This time around Campbell isn't directing, it's Stranger Than Fiction helmer Martin Campbell.