I think I was the only person on the planet who didn’t think that Casino Royale was the best Bond movie in years, but even though the grittier action scenes didn’t make it any better than the Pierce Brosnan flicks in my opinion, I did still enjoy it. What can I say, I am a sucker for a James Bond movie, and I thought Daniel Craig made a great addition to the long line of 007’s.
The first teaser trailer for the next James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace has just arrived online, and I think it looks pretty good — maybe better than Casino Royale because there’s less poker in it. Marc Forster (Stranger Than Fiction, Monster’s Ball, The Kite Runner) is directing this time around, and although it’s hard to tell from this trailer what his influence might be, I am hoping he can put a fresh spin on things. Clearly they are continuing their attempt to turn the Bond franchise into the Jason Bourne series here, and although I love the Bourne movies, I just don’t want them to lose sight of what makes Bond so timeless. The story seems cool; from what I can tell it’s something about Bond going up against his own organization, and it apparently picks up right where Casino Royale left off. Quantum of Solace hits theatres on November 7th; check out the trailer below and see what you think.