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A Completely Oblivious Martin Campell Says Marc Forster's 'Quantum Of Solace' Was "Lousy"

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist June 20, 2011 at 6:21AM

First, let's get this out of the way: "Quantum Of Solace" was definitely a disappointing followup to "Casino Royale" but if anybody should be heeding to the rule of not throwing stones in glass houses, it's director Martin Campbell.
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First, let's get this out of the way: "Quantum Of Solace" was definitely a disappointing followup to "Casino Royale" but if anybody should be heeding to the rule of not throwing stones in glass houses, it's director Martin Campbell.

Somehow completely oblivious to his own trainwreck "Green Lantern" which limped into theaters this weekend with dreadful reviews and a thoroughly adequate box office haul, Campbell seems to have gotten tired from being dumped on by critics and has taken aim at a colleague instead.

“Oh, I thought it was lousy,” Campbell told CraveOnline (via THR) about "Quantum Of Solace." But that's not even the good part. “I just thought the story was pretty uninteresting,” Campbell explains. “I didn’t think the action was related to the characters. I just thought overall it was a bit of a mess really.” Are you fucking serious dude?

For anyone what had the unfortunate opportunity to sit through "Green Lantern" it was nothing but badly choreographed action, with poor CGI dripped all over the place before being converted into 3D with no discernible effect. And if Campbell can explain to us how the first big action setpiece in which Hal Jordan conjures up and constructs embarrassingly hilarious Hot Wheels ramps to save the day is related to "character" we'd love to hear it. Hell, we could take this argument back to equally terrible "Edge Of Darkness" or maybe we could talk about "Vertical Limit." However, Campell believes the next entry will live up to his high standards. “And hopefully this next one will be terrific. Sam Mendes is directing it and I’m sure it’ll be terrific,” he said.

Sorry Marty, talking shit about another director won't distract from how utterly dreadful "Green Lantern" is. If you're curious, go see it now, but don't say we didn't warn you.

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