Green Lantern director says last Bond movie was “lousy”

Director Martin Campbell, who won critics for his hit Bond film Casino Royale, starring the first blond Bond Daniel Craig, has openly bashed its sequel Quantum of Solace. While at a press conference for his current film,  Green Lantern, Campbell wasn’t shy about noting that the film’s 2008 follow-up, Quantum of Solace, directed by Marc Forster, didn’t continue the momentum and excitement he had built up.

“Oh, I thought it was lousy,” Campbell said at the press conference. “I just thought the story was pretty uninteresting … I didn’t think the action was related to the characters. I just thought overall it was a bit of a mess really.”

Although the criticism comes three years later, Campbell does have faith in the upcoming untitled Bond 23 film directed by Sam Mendes. “I’m sure it’ll be terrific.” Bond 23 is slated for a 2012 release.

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  1. Germain • June 20, 2011 @ 5:57 PM

    He<s right about that, after Casino Royal, I was exited to see Quantum and I can't even remember what it was about now so that tells you how bad it was.

  2. C-Dub • June 20, 2011 @ 6:23 PM

    I thought so too. A few interesting parts but ultimately Casino Royal was better. His Green Lanturn movie could have been better in my opinion too. But at least he gave a superhero comic movie a decent shot.

  3. Bryan • June 21, 2011 @ 10:51 AM

    Well, it was entertaining for me but yes, because of the name James Bond, it was a bit disappointing. I hope the next one will be great. I am very excited.

  4. Jonathan • June 21, 2011 @ 6:07 PM

    Speaking of lousy movies, what about The Green Lantern Mr. Campbell?

  5. Freddie • June 22, 2011 @ 8:39 AM

    shut up jonathan , green lantern wuz amazin

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