James Bond embraces the Jason Bourne model with Quantum of Solace
, a rough-and-tough 007 adventure whose aspirations are admirable, even if the aesthetics are not. Back once again is Daniel Craig as the thuggish brute who pummels his way to solving the mystery continued from the previous installment. Stripped away of nearly every trait that the character has worn so well, this isn't the cinematic Bond of yore, rather a closer fit to the Ian Fleming mold of sophisticated brawler. Tonally, Quantum of Solace
is a sobering hangover from the rousing experience of its predecessor. Where there was finely crafted action in the first, in its place are jarring ac...