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.
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia, the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh, the new head of the Centre of National Security, questions Bond's actions and challenges the relevance of MI6 led by M. Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny and Q to help him seek out Madeleine Swann, the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White, who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of the assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot. As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks.
The three trailer releases for the film were as follows: The first, the teaser trailer, debuted worldwide in March 2015; the second, the theatrical trailer, was launched worldwide in July 2015; and the third and final main trailer, was released worldwide October 2015. See more »
In "Dr. No", "M" required James Bond to turn in his 25-calibre Baretta and replaced it with a 7.65 mm Walther PPK.
Bond has continued to use the Walther PPK in subsequent films, including SPECTRE.
In SPECTRE, Bond "racks the slide" (loads a round into the firing chamber) at least twice just before going into action. An agent with Bond's experience would never have done that due to the features of the Walther PPx series, because, by doing so, he would have reduced his shot capacity by one.
In all variants, (PP, PPK, PPK/S, etc.), the weapon has a bullet capacity of "X+1", which means "X" rounds in the magazine and 1 in the chamber, ready to fire. For the PPK in 7.65 mm, the capacity is 7+1, not a large capacity by today's standards, so when Bond would have prepared his PPK well before any need to use it, he would have loaded the magazine with the maximum 7 rounds, racked the slide to put one round in the chamber, removed the magazine, and put in another round to restore a full 8-round capacity. Racking the slide does put the hammer back, making the weapon ready to fire, but when the safety is activated, a metal bar rotates over the firing pin and then allows the hammer to fall forward safely onto that bar, preventing its firing until the safety as moved to the firing position.
Because the PPx series are DA/SA (double-action/single action), and are exceptionally safe when carried with a round in the chamber, hammer down, to go into action, Bond need only move the safety to "fire," pull the trigger double-action for the first shot which cocks the hammer and fires, then each subsequent round would be single-action because the hammer would be back, ready for the next shot. See more »
A title card in the beginning of the movie reads, "The dead are alive". See more »
In the UK theatrical release, when Bond lands with his parachute in the middle of a street in Rome (after the car chase), and greets someone, he says "Buona Sera" - the Italian for 'Good Evening'. In the UK DVD release, this line has been dubbed, with him saying the English "Good Evening". See more »
This is the worst Bond movie ever, filled with emotionless characters that I couldn't care less about. The pace of this film after a predictably exciting start is slow and boring. Unlike his fellow actors, Ben Whishaw as Q manages to portray the only believable human in this whole fake production. Why couldn't JB have been given a touch of Q's wit, humour or vulnerability? No wonder Daniel Craig wants out of this franchise - it's beneath his talent. Such a cacophony of totally forgettable dialogue, people and silly stunts is hard to imagine in a single movie and yet here it is. During one of the 'action' fights when James was being hammered by the evil assassin I noticed the person next to me had fallen asleep and was snoring. That person was an exceedingly eloquent critic.
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