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.
James Bond goes on his first ever mission as a 00. Le Chiffre is a banker to the world's terrorists. He is participating in a poker game at Montenegro, where he must win back his money, in order to stay safe among the terrorist market. The boss of MI6, known simply as M sends Bond, along with Vesper Lynd to attend this game and prevent Le Chiffre from winning. Bond, using help from Felix Leiter, Mathis and having Vesper pose as his partner, enters the most important poker game in his already dangerous career. But if Bond defeats Le Chiffre, will he and Vesper Lynd remain safe?Written by
The first lines of the novel read: "The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning." The last lines read: "'This is 007 speaking. This is an open line. It's an emergency. Can you hear me? Pass this on at once. 3030 was a double, working for Redland. 'Yes, dammit, I said 'was'. The bitch is dead now." See more »
During the opening chase sequence when Bond jumps onto a raised scissor lift and hits the control box and hydraulic fluid sprays out and the lift drops when in actuality the control box is electrical controls and all the hydraulics are in the base and absolutely nothing would happen if you broke the box except you would be stuck at the top. See more »
[sitting on opposite sides of the dinner table, discussing poker skills on the train heading towards Montenegro]
What else can you surmise, Mr. Bond?
About you, Miss Lynd? Well, your beauty's a problem. You worry you won't be taken seriously.
Which one can say of any attractive woman with half a brain.
True. But this one overcompensates by wearing slightly masculine clothing. Being more aggressive than her female colleagues. Which gives her a somewhat *prickly* demeanor, and ironically enough, ...
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The opening credits include the words "Ian Fleming's James Bond." All other Bond movies only have this if it's an original screenplay. When they're based on the novels, regardless of how loosely, they're "Ian Fleming's (name of movie/novel)." See more »
The UK 50th Anniverary Blu-ray disc is rated 15, is Region Free and is fully uncut, containing all the uncut fight scenes missing from the US editions and the complete torture scene. The US 50th Anniversary Edition still features the censored version of the film and is rated PG-13. See more »
Anyone who has followed the James Bond series over the last four decades knows that the new Bond has changed... In "Casino Royale," 007 do not identify himself with the classic words, "Bond. James Bond," and instead of playing Chemin-de-Fer or Craps, he plays Poker and he doesn't care whether his vodka martinis are shaken or stirred nor he drinks a Smirnoff vodka, or a five-star Hennessey, or a Dom Pérignon'52... He never pauses to take a finger of Caviar He never enjoys a good cigar and is less preoccupied with matters of sex
But he is a more trained Bond, a cold-hearted killer improvising, modifying, and overcoming, uttering to M in one decisive moment his most significant line, "So you want me to be half monk, half hit-man!"
In taking the part, Daniel Craig completely inhabited the character of the super agent 007 There is something empathetic about him and something human He so lets you in behind his blue eyes and into his emotional life
His opponent is the villain banker Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen) who tries to get rich in supplying funds for terrorists To continue doing so, Le Chiffre wants to win back his losses in a no-limit showdown Poker game with $115,000,000 in chips at Casino Royale in Montenegro
Ivana Milicevic plays Le Chiffre's Bosnian bodyguard who nearly eliminates our hero Valenka is harmful but not pure evil as her boss
Simon Abkarian is the middleman Alex Dimitrios involved with Le Chiffre, who knew where to put his hands on weapons and people who could use them He works with anyone who has money
The Italian actress Caterina Murino (Solange) reveals her sexy side as the frustrated woman so upset in her marriage
Jeffrey Wright plays the undercover CIA agent Felix Leiter 'bleeding chips at the poker tournament;' and Giancarlo Giannini plays the 'contact' Mathis
Eva Green is Bond's love interest Vesper Lynd Green and Craig have electric chemistry on screen together Vesper's character seems ambiguous, impudent and complicated One nightslumped in the shower fully clothed, radiating inner beautyher quiet look is capable to melt Bond's cold heart and free his doubtful mind In another, she disconcerts him with her pretty 'Algerian love knot.'
"Casino Royale" lacks the fundamental technology exhibition which plays an important part in any Bond films... The traditional "James Bond Gun Barrel Sequence" and the "James Bond Theme" disappeared The only thin bit of continuity is Judi Dench's fifth return as the cool, scheming chief Lady M
Directed by Martin Campbell, the movie has it all: spectacular locations from Prague, London, Miami and Nassau and amazing actions involving the superb Aston Martin DB5 coupe in a high-speed mountain chase; a rush to stop a fuel tanker at Miami Airport; a combat with an Ugandan terrorist; a pursue in a four-wheel bulldozer; a breathless foot chase across highest cranes; and an unexpected climax in one of the buildings on the canals of Venice
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