Sunday, November 23, 2008

Quantum of Bradbury

OK, it's official: these post titles are getting ridiculous.

D and I headed to Bradbury late this morning. Damn, it was cold. The thermometer reading was warmer than yesterday's, but it felt colder. Perhaps, I'm just getting soft in my old age. In any event, we wandered around the east side trails for just over an hour. Plenty of frozen mud and ice to go around. Plenty of mountain bike tire ruts were frozen into the singletrack. I eventually warmed up, but trailed D for most of the run. I didn't feel all that great today...just a bit sluggish. I was also pretty tight, so I'm going to blame that. Nice run, though.

We came home, and I made delicious turkey bombs...one of my many specialties. Trust me, they're awesome. Then we went to see Quantum of Solace. Although this isn't a movie review website, here's my 2 cents. If you like the Roger Moore brand of James Bond, you won't recognize this Bond. The camp and the kitsch are gone. It much more serious, much darker and more violent. It's also much more sophisticated and much slicker. I actually think Daniel Craig's version of Bond is much closer to Sean Connery's version...just updated by 40 years. I like the update, and I liked the movie. It's different, but it's still Bond. And, there are a number of reminders of that, including a very cool homage to Goldfinger. But, if you're planning on a relaxing evening at the movies, don't choose this one. The action and the way the action is presented are nonstop, furious and jarring. You barely have time to rest in your seat, and there are only brief moments of levity. In other words, this is not Octopussy. The real unfortunate part of this film is the new Bond song...it's brutal. I couldn't wait for the opening credits to end. They should have gone with this:



I love that. D doesn't like it as much...because I sing it a lot.

6 comments:

Trail Monster Running said...

Dude, get off the Bond song bashing bandwagon. The White Stripes Rock!

sn0m8n said...

I have no quarrel with the White Stripes. (Although, I haven't listen to a lot of them.) I think it's the Alicia Keyes infusion...it just doesn't work. Besides, you can't tell me you haven't been singing, "The Something of Boris!"

Gnarls said...

i'm with Giant, I love the song, loved the film just wish they had picked a different title. I did think Joe Cornish's version was funny. You should check out the Adam and Joe Show on Youtube,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfEz7wjunJ4&feature=related

sn0m8n said...

I don't know if I like you guys ganging up on me. I'll go out and buy a White Stripes t-shirt right now.

Trail Monster Running said...

What I really want is to see you wearing an Alicia Keyes t-shirt

sn0m8n said...

While in a bubblebath?