One of the few new movies coming out between now and the end of the year that is a must see is the Bond flick - Quantum of Solace. Considering how good Casino Royale was, the standards for this one are obviously pretty high. And I even like the title. God forbid you use an unusual word in a movie title.
One of the things I've been curious about is the new Bond theme song "Another Way to Die" mainly because they got Jack White to do it with Alica Keys to help out with the vocals. I give White the big benefit of the doubt on most things simply because the White Stripes played Iqaluit last year. That might not get you a life time pass on producing bad music, but it certainly buys you a lot of extra grace.
The song was up on YouTube earlier today, but got pulled by the label. However, you can listen to it here.
I've only listened to it a few times. So far, it's....all right. I mean, it may grow on me, but it doesn't have the feel of an instant Bond classic. It's no "Live and Let Die" or "The Spy Who Loved Me". On the upside, it is certainly better than the last two Bond songs - "You Know My Name" and "Die Another Day". The last Bond song I really liked was "The World is Not Enough", but I've always been fond of the band Garbage.
What do the rest of you think?
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