10 Movies That Had No Chance Of Living Up To The Hype
10. Quantum Of Solace
After Casino Royale had rebooted the Bond franchise in spectacular
fashion, becoming the highest-grossing entry in the series to date as
well as one of its most critically-acclaimed entries, the bar was set
incredibly high for the follow-up. Even without the reported
behind-the-scenes issues, Quantum of Solace would still have struggled
to meet expectations.
The 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America
strike severely impacted the production, as co-writer Paul Haggis
claimed to have finished his draft just hours before the strike began.
This led to star Daniel Craig and director Marc Forster having to handle
on-set rewrites despite their lack of experience, and even after the
strike ended a writer was brought on board to restructure scenes and
dialogue on an almost-daily basis.
The lack of a finished
script showed in the final product, with the end result being
choppily-edited and the shortest Bond movie yet. A weak villain,
environmentalism-tinged plot and sub-par action scenes also contributed
to Quantum of Solace being regarded as a major disappointment, with
Forster's inability to keep the massive production under control marking
him as a poor choice to handle a $200m blockbuster.
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