By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Columbia Pictures
Quantum of Solace
Quantum of Solace is one of those films where one can never tell just how it'll look in high-definition. The film's cinematography enjoyed a mixture of both grittiness and sharpness. Now we throw in the sand and dust and one has to wonder if pixelation is going to be an issue.
I am happy to report that this action spectacle looks beautiful in 1080p on my 32" Aquos, with objects standing out even amongst the dust and sand particles. While I feared that these tiny particles might end up looking pixelated, that wasn't the case at all.
Quantum of Solace on Blu-Ray
As a sequel to Casino Royale, I liked Quantum of Solace. We've already discovered how witty Bond can be, now it's time to see him be that action badass. Say what you will, there is no denying that this is a great action movie.
With the action comes a collection of terrific locations, all of which take advantage of the Blu-ray format differently. Whether it's bright blue waters with glare to boot, or desert locales that push the contrast to its limits, the picture comes off beautiful.
While I don't have a receiver hooked up to this entertainment center, the audio sounded crisp and magnified. Everybody time Bond breaks something, which is often mind you, you can hear the little crackle of destruction. Without a doubt, top notch.
One problem with working online is that I've usually seen every extra before it gets re-burned onto Blu-ray. Quantum of Solace is no different. Much of the extras and featurettes I've seen before, though they'll be great to have for those of you who didn't track this film online.