About a month ago, when the Death Race trailer came out, I offhandedly mentioned to my roommate how bad it looked. He asked what happens in it, and my response was something like, "I don't know. It's just Jason Statham driving around in a car with guns, and some other guys are attacking him in their rival cars with flamethrowers and spikes."
Him: "That sounds kind of awesome."
Me: "Yeah, as I was describing it I was thinking how that sounded kind of awesome too. But it's actually not. Trust me."
My point is, this trailer for Quantum of Solace succeeds where that failed because, when I describe all the jumping and shooting and driving motorcycles over things, it actually will be because it's awesome, and that's a surprisingly rare feat in a world where that should always be pretty awesome. It also succeeds where the Death Race trailer failed in that it's not a trailer for Death Race. So watch it.