We went off to see the new James Bond film at the cinema last night, Quantum of Solace. There was some very nicely integrated visual effects integrated with dramatically cut and shot action sequences. There were some nifty computer interfaces, but the plot and whole were somewhat flat. I think they missed some key plot developments that could have made the threat of all these hidden operatives something very cool – but that just faded away through the film. Without the gadgets and with the much rougher Bond, this is a very new direction for the franchise.

[image of the gruffer Bond from Quantum of Solace via www.allmoviephoto.com]

The film does a good job of blending the CG and effects work with the live action footage – there arent large CG-centric extravagances – but the CG does add an edge to the rapid-fire action scenes.