Film Drunk agrees with me on Quantum of Solace

“Flame me all you want, but I saw Quantum of Solace over the weekend, and it was exactly what I was afraid of when they hired the stunt coordinator from Bourne: a bunch of blurry, shakey, incomprehensible action sequences. GARBAGE. This is THE WORST trend in movies out there right now. It doesn’t make it exciting to cut together a bunch of blurry whatsits like a hand shifting gears or a foot on the gas pedal. Action movies are in the details. If you just cut together a bunch of crazy closeups super fast and then end on a slow-mo of the good guy getting away or the bad guy dying, it’s insulting to the audience. It’s like telling us we’re on a need-to-know basis with the movie we’re watching. If you’re going to make it totally ambiguous as to how things happen, you might as well just cut to black and put up a title card that says ‘he got away.’ Also, it’s half-assed. F-cking choreograph that shit you lazy motherf-ckers.”
Oh Boy, More Bourne, Film Drunk, November 24, 2008

Yes. Bond: good. Action: bad.

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