Quantum Of SolaceWe went and watched the latest James Bond movie - Quantum of Solace - on Friday night.

Despite what all the critics have said, I thought it was a good film. It's the first time a sequel has ever occurred in the James Bond series, but don't let that put you off. I thought it was very well done and still full of explosive action and a good story line, though I can understand some people getting a bit confused by it or losing track.

Sadly for the die hard Bond fans, there weren't any fancy gadgets or the "Bond, James Bond" line and he did have to nick a suit or two rather than magically have a suitcase or wardrobe full of them (British government bureaucracy would have had something to do with this in the early days ;-) ), but if you think about it, it's quite appropriate. The last two Bond films are meant to date back to Bond's early days as a spy - when he still has to prove himself, "earn his stripes" and become the cold-hearted agent everyone has come to love.

Anyway, this is definitely one to go see if you watched the last movie - Casino Royale - and have a couple of hours to spare.

One bit of advice: make sure you sit at least 10 rows back. We sat in one of the neck breaker rows (3rd) and I feel we missed out on the whole picture at times as the action scenes happened so quick I found my eyes straining to keep up and take it all in.