Quantum of Solace plot revealed

By Mike

March 3, 2008 Features Movies No comments

Daniel Craig really got me back into the James Bond franchise with Casino Royale and when word hit that a sequel was coming soon, I started looking forward to it.

Then the title was released and people scratched their heads and hmm-ed and wondered what the heck it meant. Well, we still don’t know exactly, but The Movie Blog uncovered this definition from Ask Yahoo:

“Quantum of Solace� is a small degree of comfort that can exist between two people emotionally in a relationship. The Governor character in the Ian Fleming short story of the same name defines it as “… a precise figure defining the comfort, humanity and fellow feeling required between two people for love to survive. If the quantum of solace is nil, then love is dead.�

Sounds interesting, albeit very confusing and really casting no more light on what to expect.

The official plot though was sent out via Press Release on Friday and perhaps using the explanation above and the outline below, you can figure out what it might mean.

“‘Quantum of Solace’ continues the high octane adventures of James Bond (Daniel Craig) in ‘Casino Royale.’ Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal.

Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M (Judi Dench) interrogate Mr. White (Jesper Christensen), who reveals the organization which blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined. Forensic intelligence links an MI6 traitor to a bank account in Haiti where a case of mistaken identity introduces Bond to the beautiful but feisty Camille (Olga Kurylenko), a woman who has her own vendetta.

Camille leads Bond straight to Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), a ruthless business man and major force within the mysterious organization. On a mission that leads him to Austria, Italy and South America, Bond discovers that Greene, conspiring to take total control of one of the world’s most important natural resources, is forging a deal with the exiled General Medrano (Joaquin Cosio). Using his associates in the organization, and manipulating his powerful contacts within the CIA and the British government, Greene promises to overthrow the existing regime in a Latin American country giving the General control of the country in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of land.

In a minefield of treachery, murder and deceit, Bond allies with old friends in a battle to uncover the truth. As he gets closer to finding the man responsible for the betrayal of Vesper, 007 must keep one step ahead of the CIA, the terrorists and even M, to unravel Greene’s sinister plan and stop his organization.�

I’m actually trying to avoid reading too much of the plot because I don’t like to have potentially great films ruined because I know everything going in, but I post it here for those of you who like to have every bit of information possible.