Nothing two Ponstans cannot solve. With two Ponstans, I can go to work, take exam and sat through boring, boring Quantum of Solace. Lucky the tickets are freebies from my nephew/niece or else, I sure regret like hell. Anyway, I never like James Bond movies because they are always too action packed and over the top for me.
I walked out of the theatre and cannot recall what I watched. For a James Bond movie, there is no flashy cars, no funny gadgets, no witty remarks from M, no really bad villains, no really sexy women, no charm. Daniel Craig is really a drag.
I was afraid I won’t be able to sit through the whole movie because of the pain around the rib cage/back but two ponstans solved that part. And if I failed my exam, maybe I can blame it on the pain, hor? ‘Cos my exam really tough lor.
So, how does politics in Malaysia fit into a James Bond movie? Well, if you compare the drama we have here and the movie, James Bond pales in comparison. M below refers to our country, not M the madamme.
Expensive planes and boats. James Bond wrecked some boats and planes.
M wrecked billions of ringgit on helicopters but it is more dramatic as those are money from poor taxpayers.
James Bond movie villain Dominic Greene stole water under the pretense of digging oil.
M stole our rice by increasing the oil price too much and we are all suffering still. And they stole oil money to make a few rich.
James Bond villian Merdrano raped and killed the whole family of Camille.
M here raped and killed our jungles by illegal logging yadda yadda yadda.
James Bond seems to dispose off every single guy he met.
M here whacked poor, peaceful candlelight vigil folks.
I can go on with more comparisons. But I think my pain killer effect is wearing off so I must go to sleep now.
One word – Quantum of Solace sucks. It is too over the top with the big wrecking scene. Actually, after Sean Connery, no one ever measures up to the charm of James Bond anymore.
P/S : In case people wonder how the hell I can relate politics with the movie…..There was one part when Merdano accepted bribe from Dominic Greene. He accepted a huge sum of money for himself and he signed a contract where his country’s citizens have to pay double the price for water. And that part sort of give me the ‘feel so at home’ kind of feelings.