I saw “Quantum of Solace” yesterday. I’m not a James Bond fanatic, but this new one has been huge overseas for a couple of weeks now. Figured it must be good.
I did not like it. Daniel Craig is cool... no problem there. But “Quantum of Solace” rips off a few action pieces from the “Bourne” movies (close-quarters combat in an apartment, balcony leaps), and for some reason they’re not so thrilling this time.
I sat there during the long opening car chase trying to figure out why it wasn’t working. (Too many edits.)
And the theme song... that Jack White-Alicia Keys duet, “Another Way to Die”? More like “Another Way to SUCK BALLS!”
Which is my segue into this: Did you know that the late Phyllis Hyman recorded a James Bond theme song in the 1980s, but it wasn’t used?
True indeed. Click here to hear “Never Say Never Again” on my Vox blog.
Canadian songwriter Stephen Forsyth wrote this song with Ms. Hyman in mind. And it’s Forsyth who finally released it to the public this year... as a FREE MP3.
To download the tune, hit this link.