Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday movie night

We finally got to see Quantum of Solace at a friend's house tonight. As a regular movie, it was ok. There was a lot of action and a reasonably realistic plot. It didn't seem much like a Bond movie, though. He wasn't as gritty as he was in Casino Royale and he definitely didn't get a chance to be as classy as usual. In many ways it felt more like a Bourne movie than a Bond movie, and I'm not sure that's a good thing. The major failing of the movie was that if you hadn't seen Casino Royale, this movie wouldn't make as much sense to you.

I also didn't like the opening sequence or the title song; the images weren't all that interesting and the song was pretty bad. Have you heard the song on the radio? No? That's because it's *that bad*.

All of that aside, if you like action-type movies with chases and subterfuge and whatnot, you might enjoy this movie. It's watchable, but I'm glad I didn't pay full theatre price for it.

BTW, in case you were wondering why I didn't have a blog entry yesterday, it was because yesterday was kind of a write-off for me. I didn't get up until 7pm - yes, 7pm. Now, I didn't get to sleep until quite late Wednesday night, so I wound up with around 16 or 17 hours of sleep, which isn't all that unusual. But getting up at 7pm - that's not normal.

My pattern had been to have about two or three days of waking up at a decent hour and getting stuff done followed by a day of sleeping for 16 or 18 hours or so. Lately, I've been waking up in the early- to mid- afternoon for a couple of days followed by a day of sleeping 16 or 18 hours or so. Who knew a person could sleep sooooo much?

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