Awesome / Quantum of Solace

  • The opera scene, for proof that Bond's pretty awesome even when he's not killing people. He does actual spying too.
    Bond: Can I offer an opinion? I really think you people should find a better place to meet.
  • After knocking out a Quantum agent and stealing his earpiece, he leaves the guy in a room— AND BREAKS THE FUCKING DOOR HANDLE!
  • Bond winning a dogfight using an unarmed DC-3 cargo plane. No missiles, no gadgets, just piloting skills.
  • The fight at the art gallery's construction scaffolding.
  • Mr. White gets two: the "we have people... everywhere scene, and "Well, Tosca's not for everyone". Please, please develop this guy into a Magnificent Bastard? Pretty please?
  • The initial car chase.
  • Bond swats a motorcycle out from under a henchman. With his bare hand.
  • The bit at the harbor in Haiti.
  • The scene with Vesper's boyfriend.
  • M helping Bond escape the hit squad in the hotel, then telling Tanner "I don't give a shit about the CIA or their trumped up evidence. He's my agent."
  • Felix Leiter openly defies the Jerk Ass who is his boss and goes into a bar, has a brief Info Dump conversation with 007, then tells him he has 30 seconds to move his ass away from the CIA kill squad coming after him. He then proceeds to nonchalantly down his beer as the CIA busts in guns ablaze. He deserves that Field Promotion at the end of the film.
  • Fields tripping The Dragon.
  • The Chase scene when Bond and Mitchell fall through a glass ceiling, and fight, clinging onto the construction platforms, trying to reach for the guns that were dropped as they fell, when Mitchell grabs a gun, Bond swing around on the overhanging ropes and shoots him first.
  • Greene's managing to fight Bond into a stalemate also counts. This dude is a complete civilian and yet he survives fighting against world's best assassin.
    • Even more so in hindsight. As of Spectre, Greene is the only Craig-era Big Bad to actually fight Bond. Not only that, he holds his own, despite (unlike the other big bads), not being much of a physical threat. He's aided by the hotel exploding but even with that he manages to disarm Bond before the explosions reach them and keep him entirely on the defensive until the causeway collapses.
  • Camille taking on Medrano, who is twice her size, and winning.
  • "One shot, make it count." (blows a hole in the wall by shooting a gas tanks)
  • When Bond begins his assault on the Hotel in the Desert, the very first thing he does is avenge Mathis who was killed due to the actions of the Corrupt Police Chief, who had betrayed him. How exactly does Bond do it? He drops onto the hood of the Chief's car as it's leaving the parking garage, reminds him of who he (Bond) is, and then blows his brains all over the headrest.
    Bond: "You and I had a mutual friend!" (shoots him)