What is not: The plot meanders along and the villains are spineless in the flick, ones that consider themselves powerful by surrounding themselves with heavy duty armory and guards. Also the film does pale in comparison to Casino Royale, the prequel that set the standards for a new Bond to be ushered in.
Me Thinks:Good Bond Movie. If you have not seen Casino Royale, I would recommend you do, otherwise a good bit of the action might go right over your heads. Also, leave alone the comparisons with Casino Royale. Quantum of Solace is a good movie but certainly not amongst the best. It also has traces of the Bourne series in the sense that Bond is being pursued not by the villains, but by his own government.
Tailpiece: If you always wanted to know what Bond's Martini consisted of, you should see this flick. Also, it is difficult to judge a Bond movie. It is just like a Rajni movie in some sense as it features a near invincible man, his extreme resourcefulness, his calm under pressure, his impeccable taste in girls and him saving the world from some cool villains. You enjoy it while it lasts and thats about it!