The most recent Batman movie was pretty dark, but there was always that hint in the comics that the Caped Crusader was vengeance-driven.
Is it a sign of the times that Quantum of Solace gives us a light-starved Bond outing too? No lectures from Q on gadgets. No Aston Martin. The car (left over from Casino Royale) is wrecked before the opening credits and Bond spends the rest of the movie stealing low-life transport to keep up (although check out how much he resembles Steve McQueen on a motor-bike). We get boat chase, car chase, foot chase and plane chase but no sex scenes apart from a brief post-coital.
This is a Bond hooked on vengeance with saving the world as a sub-plot. We finally learn the recipe for a vodka martini but also discover that Bond is on his seventh.
Lots of Bourne-esque, shaky, hand-camera work on the action shots (same director I gather).
Not over long.
Fine entertainment. Not a load of laughs. Even the trailers were for dark movies.
Could someone turn the world's lights back on please?