>I watched Quantum of Solace again the other day, as part of my continuing ‘Bondomania’ thing, and also partly because when I saw it the first time I didn’t really like it. I thought it was too dull and pretentious and just… meh.
But I wanted to give it another chance as Casino Royale was pretty darn cool, and I’m sure it wasn’t as bad as I thought.
And it wasn’t. I enjoyed it this time around, but there were still a few things that bugged me. First was the fact that I thought I was watching an Aston Martin advert at the start, which made me think that I’ve never actually seen an advert for Aston Martin. Not that they need to, they’ve got $150 million dollar film with the hero driving said car every two years.
Speaking of advertising, the other thing that really bugged me was Bond breaking into an apartment, but as I was watching I realised that I was staring at his watch. For ages. The realisation was that staring at his watch was probably what I was meant to be doing, and I felt used, dirty. But more than that I appeared to want to buy a new watch.
But yeah, other than that, and aside from Bond dropping on a car and shouting “We have a mutual Friend!” at a man he then killed an instant later (seriously, what the hell was that about?) it was good. I just hope for the next film they’re going to get Q and Moneypenny back and start being proper Bond again. Just not too much like the Roger Moore era, in which we saw a fiftysomething running around who only apparent skill was to turn up an eyebrow whenever a woman said something a bit rude. For the next one I’ve heard from my sources (i.e read on the empire website) that Michael Sheen is going to play the main villain, which is awesome purely as he’s from Port Talbot. Might not be true, but I hope it is.
Thank’s to Michael “I’m always playing real life people, me” Sheen, Port Talbot has a bit of a buzz about it at the moment. If you go into the town there’s posters up with his face on it asking if anybody’s seen him as he’s gone missing (I saw him in town the other day funnily enough, his hair is fucking huge). It’s all for this new play he’s doing in the town. Well, I say play, but I was looking at the flyer for it and he’s taking over the town on the Easter weekend. There are staged events everywhere and the scale of it is pretty big.
Whilst in the town I took some pictures to show non Port Talbot people (aka the norms), the sort of shenanigans that’s being going on:
Of course I’ve seen him, He was in Tron: Legacy….
This is why I’ve got a huge amount of respect for the guy. He’s doing something that everyone can be involved in, something that is not an everyday thing for pretty much everyone around here. It’ll be something that children can watch, be inspired by and be a part of, and they’l talk about it for ages and show them what they can do if they put their mind to it. I only wish my boy was older so he could watch or be a part of it.
I’m looking forward to it, and I can’t wait to see what it’s all about.
I may just end up staring at his hair (it’s fucking huge).