Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem.
Chimera is a deadly virus that will bare a deathly death unless you are given the antidote. The creator of Chimera is murdered and the antidote is stolen by a disavowed IMF agent, Sean Ambrose. The Impossible Mission Force, IMF, hire the skilled and charming Ethan Hunt, and the beautiful Nyah Nirdoff-Hall, who has had her share with Ambrose. Their mission, should they choose to accept it is to send Hirdoff-Hall undercover to Ambrose and learn what she can for Hunt to bring down Chimera, but they will have to break into a secure lab by jumping off buildings and dodging bullets. Its impossible.
John Woo clashed with original Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, when Woo felt Lesnie was unable to keep up with his shooting style of multiple cameras and shots. Lesnie was eventually replaced. See more »
The airliner in the beginning is clearly a 747-400, but the cockpit is definitely not that of a 747-400. See more »
With the amount of time, money and effort put into this film you might expect something special from John Woo. What happened? Yes, the stunts are good, and the effects are slick, but for some reason they have no impact, even on the largest of cinema screens. I can't explain what it was that was lacking from the film, apart from an actor that can portray a top agent convincingly, which Tom Cruise just can't do. Flashing smiles and well groomed hair don't really make for a realistic super tough spy. Give it up Tom, let someone else have a crack at it.
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