Quantum of Greenwashing

Turns out the villain in the new James Bond movie Quantum of Solace is a greenwasher. As Grist explains, the bad guy is

… “eco-entrepreneur” Dominic Greene … the owner of an eco-hotel in the Chilean desert — an oasis aimed at luring rich and powerful folk with fancy environmental technology. But … the hotel and “Save the Earth” shtick is just a front for Greene’s plan to seize part of South America’s water supply.

Aha! A brilliant plot twist: Mr. Greene is Greenewashing!

I’ll post a review when I see it because I am a ridiculously devoted James Bond fans. Here’s the trailer:

And here’s a bonus quiz. What Bond movie had a clean-tech plot-device?

Answer: The Man with the Golden Gun, in which the villain, Scaramanga, is “An assassin who plans to misuse solar energy for destructive purposes.”

By the way, for those who don’t like the new Bond, he is in fact much closer to the Bond of Ian Fleming’s books, which had no gadgets, Bond often didn’t get the girl, and he was much grittier and soulful, like Craig. Still, you can’t beat Sean Connery, can you?

7 Responses to Quantum of Greenwashing

  1. I’m pretty sure Daniel Craig could beat the tar out of Sean Connery… The guys an animal. But that’s not what you meant us it.

  2. Ben says:

    Casino Royale was royally lame. There’s no way I am watching this installment.

  3. Manuel says:

    The Man with the Golden Gun. Featuring Scaramanga and philipino midget Tatu or was it Nanu?

  4. alex says:

    Die another Day, with the highly implausible space-based solar concentrator.

  5. The Boss says:

    The QOS is awesome, most of the shooting spots are in Europe. Time magazine published a wonderful comment explaining the spots.

  6. Ronald says:

    This new Bond, Craig, is BINO or Bond In Name Only. He’s to different to actually fit in the series. Still can be a good action movie, but I don’t consider it a Bond.
    So America is stuck with the modest Jack Ryan and Britian has the rough, tough, shoot-em-up bad guy for their secret agent? Come on. This is just Britain trying to match our Chuck Norris, Stalone and Schwarzenegger.

  7. Ron Broberg says:

    the hotel and “Save the Earth” shtick is just a front for Greene’s plan to seize part of South America’s water supply.

    Ah… an inside jab to the Bush family …

    The land grab project of U.S. President George W. Bush in Chaco, Paraguay, has generated considerable discomfort both politically and environmentally.

    Alto Paraguay Gov. Erasmo Rodriguez Acosta revealed he heard that part of the land purchase consists of an ecological reserve (Fundacion Patria), with which Bush is affiliated.