James Bond will never remain the same again. ‘Quantum of Solace’ is not a bond movie – not if you are expecting is chicks and gadgets. With a running time of 1 hour and 40 minutes Quantam, is a very short movie and as a result doesn’t give the viewer too much time to breathe. The story starts with Bond looking for the people responsible for the death of Vesper Lynd and information on the dangerous organization ’Quantam’,run by Mathieu Amalric. He is driven only by vengeance, something that becomes the matter of concern for the authorities, who think that he’s jeopardizing his professional duties for revenge. Amalric’s master plan is to destabilize a South American regime, install a dodgy dictator, General Medrano and take control of the biggest source of fresh water in the world, which he does through businessman, Dominic Greene. In his quest Bond crosses paths with Camille (Olga Kurylenko) who has a private vendetta of her own. She wants to kill General Medrano (Joaquin Cosio), for murdering her family when she was a little child. So, Greene becomes the means to an end for both Camille and Bond. I hear a lot of people complaining about the fact that the new Bond series in not smooth and stylish enough as was with Pierce Brosnan but I prefer it for the very reason. I doubt that there is any other person who can bring out anger in a better manner than Daniel Craig and it is refreshing to see Bond so raw, bursting with pure rage and still maintain his charm. As Camille said, “There is something strangely efficient about you”. That is precisely what defines him. James Bond is not defined by girls, gadgets and martinis. You know that the guy is Bond, when you see him fight his adversaries bare handed like he is made up of steel, drive a burnt air plane and jump out without a parachute, drive as if the surroundings make no difference to him. He is in control of the situation even if you rip apart the tuxedo, take away his Aston Martin and not give him a sex bomb to seduce. He is what he is because of his state of mind, how coolly he behaves in the gravest of the situations. And that way, the new Bond is all that he needs to be and much more. Daniel Craig is a sheer pleasure to watch. He refuses to make Bond a cliché and I salute him for it. Olga Kurylenko as Camille is good in her role. She brings the vulnerability and strength to the role of a Bond girl as no one else has had the opportunity to, till now. And it’s refreshing to watch a woman who is not just projected as a sex symbol in the series, other than M, that is. Judi Dench keeps the character of M strong but still manages to bring out her concern in the process. You can see her constantly fighting for Bond but still thrashing him the first chance she gets. It’s an effortless performance from her side, which makes her continue in her role even now. I don’t think I can imagine a bond movie with a different person playing M. The movie scores high on energy. And though people are gonna miss watching Bond use hi-tech gadgets; you’ll love the action sequences, especially the hand on hand combats. Another 10 minutes would have given the movie a more relaxed pace, which the director has avoided. The entire story unfolds just as fast as a bomb explosion. This is both good and bad for the movie. Some people, ones who have watched the previous installment will enjoy the pace but others may get confused by it. The entire movie is shot in 6-7 locations and play an integral role in carrying the story forward. The end, when the pieces of the puzzle come together makes up for a good climax. All I would like to say is that watch ‘Casino Royale’ before going for this one, in case you have missed out on it.