November 28, 2008

Reaction to A Quantum of Solace

Correspondent DMarks has seen the new James Bond movie. His comments on the Indian presence:There was some reference to the current [Bolivian] government trying to help the people. Probably a veiled reference to Evo [Morales]. The Bolivian villain was a brutal general-strongman type who was engineering a coup to overthrow the government, with the assistance of the main villain, who was more of a grand-scheme typical Bond villain.

The [Indian] appearances were long enough to be noticeable. Apparently typical Andean Indians with the hats and all, doing typical village activities in the village. Not much interaction with the characters. Nothing at all on the lines of the spearchuckers from the Indiana Jones movie. i.e. they looked authentic to me, and were acting normal.
Comment:  I'll probably see A Quantum of Solace when it comes out on DVD.

For more on A Quantum of Solace, see Embera Extras in Bond Movie and Bond Film Included Inca. For more on the subject in general, see The Best Indian Movies.

5 comments:

Melvin Martin said...

Hmmm...,

I wasn't going to see "Quantum of Solace" until I read dmarks comment that there are [Bolivian] Indians in the movie. Usually, before I spend my precious dollars on an expensive movie theatre ticket, I read at least 15 reviews, and if more than half of these reviews are positive, then it's a go.

I did see the re-make of "Casino Royale" in 2006 as the novel by Ian Fleming was the very first book that I read as a kid from start to finish. The first "Casino Royale" [with David Niven as one of several Bonds] was a major disappointment to me as I am somewhat of a purist when it comes to movies that are derived from books. The first cinematic effort at "Casino Royale" really is, as one of my British friends likes to say: "Utter rubbish!"

I think I'll see this movie within the next day or two.

Rob said...

Most of the reviews I've read have said A Quantum of Solace is less enjoyable than Casino Royale. Too much mindless action, not enough humor and style.

dmarks said...

I agree with the reviews summarized by Rob.

Anonymous said...

Did the new 007 movie stereotype Presidente Evo Morales, the one & only Native American statesman, as an evil nemesis? Is that what you're trying to say? Come on Rob. Don't hold back any punches. I think the fear Anglos have with Native Americans is either be based on ignorance or stupidity. To say it was deliberate only brings back memories of Nazi facism or Soviet repression. I would have to say the producers of "..QUANTUM..." are just dumb. I'm willing to bet there are more diabolical Anglos in this world than there are Native American politicians.

writer/director,
damon runninghorse-buckley

Rob said...

What I'm trying to say is that I haven't seen A Quantum of Solace yet, Damon. I'll probably see it on Netflix eventually.

For more on the subject, see Globalization in A Quantum of Solace.