Double-O Seven.

Quantum of SolaceYesterday I went to see Quantum of Solace (IMDB) together with some friends. If you haven’t seen it, don’t read further. There are quite some spoilers in this entry. But back to the point. Two days ago I’ve seen a making of with director Marc Foster saying “he wanted to make the best Bond movie ever”. Well. He didn’t succeed. The movie has great action sequences, but they are sometimes too fastly cut. The movie has Daniel Craig that did a really good job in Casino Royale and still looks cool in this movie. It does have the quite sexy bondgirl Olga Kurylenko. It has some “nice” moments like the death of Mathis played by Giancarlo Giannini. But it has a story that can be told in two sentences and it is so closely related to Casino Royale that it’s partly not understandable for people that haven’t seen the last Bond. It doesn’t feature the usual cool opening scene (well it uses it as end scene). It doesn’t feature the good old “Bond. James Bond.” scene. It also has a short scene that surely is meant as homage to Gildfinger. But it misses a lot of the things I liked in Bond movies. What is left, is something I would call a ordinary action movie with a great name. Let’s hope the next one will be more bond-like again. It still get’s the small Bond bonus and so it reaches 7 out of 10. After the movie I at least had some more Bond feeling driving home with the excellent remix of “On her Majesty’s Secret Service” by Propellerheads and David Arnold. 😀

Back home I decided to drop all other plans and instantly started playing Fable 2. I played for some hours and I have to say that it fully fits my expectations. Beautiful level design and graphics. Nice quests. The controls take a bit of time to get used to them, but overall this game really rocks and is fully recommendable. And walking through Albion ages after the last game kind of feels cool and you even seem to remember some of the old places. If you also own it…meet me in Albion for a cooperation game.

This morning I had a sensational walk at sunset to the Rusenschlo