I realize that I dropped the ball on the last two pre-QoS Bonds. Fear not, I shall get to them shortly. But seeing as how Solace has arrived, I thought I would give the devil her due.
The Year: 2008 - #22
The Bond: Daniel Craig
The Babes: Camille
The Big Bad: Dominic Greene
The Take: $70,000,000 million opening and counting
Up or Down:Up. Though not as good as Casino Royale, QoS finally took the opportunity to present a true Bond sequel. I would have enjoyed a more charismatic foe or a couple of spy gadgets, but overall this built on the brutal Bournified foundation of CR and sets the stage for an epic third film in this Daniel Craig arc.