Right off the bat I must say I was expecting more from this than what it offered. People have told me that you can't expect it to be a sequel to "Casino Royale"... Well... Why the hell not? Isn't that what we were all expecting? Isn't that the impression we were given when the ending to "Casino Royale" clearly told us that there was another bigger story to be told? Why wouldn't we expect it to be a continuation from "Casino Royale"? The problem is that "Quantam of Solace" continues the new Bond saga with two incomplete storylines that could have potentially have been two separate Bond films. I felt as if they dragged us through two hours of convoluted conspiracy plots for the end punchline, which was when Bond found Vespa's boyfriend who betrayed her and then turns him over alive. If that's the case it might as well be an extremely long extended conclusion to "Casino Royale". Others have been complaining that the style of the new James Bond needs to have all the elements of the old Bond movies... Well then that would defeat the purpose of rebooting the series now wouldn't it? It doesn't make much sense if you want clean off a dusty, cluttered desk if you remove all the clutter, dust off the desk and then dump all the damned clutter back all over it again. However, that's getting more off-topic. "Quantam of Solace" in and of itself doesn't hold up. It was really unsure of what direction to take the story or James Bond in. Between Dominic Greene (One of the worst Bond villains ever to have been spawned for the record) and General Madrano they crammed too much into a Bond film. How the hell does that happen in a series in which a single movie contained a secret organziation planning to take over the world, ninjas, guys in orange, yellow, and blue jumpsuits, and a bloody volcano lair? It displayed an overly complicated story to demonstrate a simple character trait about James Bond that they could have done in 15 minutes of screen time. Bit of a let down really.