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CMU students shaken, not stirred by ProQuest

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After the success of [Daniel Craig]'s first outing as James Bond in 2006, the new James Bond film- Quantum of Solace was eagerly awaited. Unfortunately, many students at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) in Winnipeg, where I watched the film, were disappointed with it.Unfortunately, Quantum of Solace does not measure up as a Bond film. As a friend pointed out, the new film lacks almost everything that makes Bond movies unique. Gone is the suave spy with a spotless suit and perfect hair, to be replaced with a grimy killer whose hair is dishevelled and clothes torn and ragged. And his pick-up lines are essentially absent.All things considered, the dark and serious tone of Quantum of Solace provided material for discussion, but little to be laughed at or groaned over, leaving CMU "Bond-nighters" with a sense of loss and dissatisfaction. We can only hope that somehow the old Bond will find his way back to us when he appears for the 23rd time on screen.

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									26    Canadian Mennonite March 16, 2009




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                                       Film Review
                                                                                                      Unfortunately, Quantum of Solace

       CMU students shaken,                                                                        does not measure up as a Bond film. As a
                                                                                                   friend pointed out, the new film lacks al-



                       not stirred
                                                                                                   most everything that makes Bond movies
                                                                                                   unique. Gone is the suave spy with a spot-
                                                                                                   less suit and perfect hair, to be replaced
                                                                                                   with a grimy killer whose hair is dishev-
                                      Quantum of Solace.                                           elled and clothes torn and ragged. And his
 director: marc Foster. Starring daniel craig. columbia Pictures/mGm/Sony Pictures release,        pick-up lines are essentially absent.
                 2008. PG-13 (violence). dVd release date: march 24, 2009.                            For someone who pays attention to
                                                                                                   movie scores, the lack of the famous James
                        Re vie wed by Katrina Thiessen                                             Bond theme, except at the very end of the
                                                                                                   movie, was another indication that this

 A     fter the success of Daniel Craig’s first
       outing as James Bond in 2006, the new
 James Bond film—Quantum of Solace—
                                                  James Bond movie night (starting with the
                                                  classic Dr. No) in one of the residences.
                                                     While this “Bond Night” tradition grew
                                                                                                   film is not about the Bond that we have all
                                                                                                   come to know and . . . well . . . tolerate.
                                                                                                      All things considered, the dark and se-
 was eagerly awaited. Unfortunately, many         mainly out of our mutual enjoyment of the        rious tone of Quantum of Solace provided
 students at Canadian Mennonite University        films, many of these movie nights have, in       material for discussion, but little to be
 (CMU) in Winnipeg, where I watched the           fact, ended with post-movie discussions          laughed at or groaned over, leaving CMU
 film, were disappointed with it.                 about gender stereotypes (especially the         “Bond-nighters” with a sense of loss and
    Some may wonder why CMU students              portrayal and treatment of women) and de-        dissatisfaction. We can only hope that
 actually watch the infamous James Bond,          pictions of so-called redemptive violence.       somehow the old Bond will find his way
 but I have to a
								
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