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 fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent's death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.
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.
Monica Bellucci played a similar role to her role in The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). In this film, Lucia Sciarra (Belucci) is the widow of criminal and S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Agent Marco Sciarra. In The Matrix sequels, Bellucci's character Persephone is the wife of organized crime syndicate leader The Merovingian, who is a program residing in "The Matrix". See more »
In the escape from the Spectre HQ, the MD500 helicopter is one of the only helicopters flown from the left-hand seat, Bonds flies from the right, this is correct for most other rotary craft. See more »
The first Gunbarrel Sequence to show Bond carrying his gun in his right hand prior to shooting. All other Gunbarrel Sequence attempt to conceal the weapon until Bond fires, except Casino Royale which had Gunbarrel Sequence incorporated as part of the plot. See more »
Worst Bond Movie ever... how do they fill 2.5 hours with Nothing!
This is truly truly awful... now at the outset I have to say Im a HUGE BOND FAN... I cannot believe how dull this movie was... both Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes both must have 007 Fatigue as they both 'phone this in' I know when writing reviews you have to be careful not to add spoilers.. but guess what, there aren't any.. as nothing happens for 2.5 hours... just lots of overly long scenes of people talking or walking down hallways or driving in the desert... God only knows what they spent the $250 million on.. maybe a really good catering truck... Id like to go into depth of how dull this is, but Im too sleepy... . Where do I line up to get those 2.5 hours of my life back... the only thing I can say is that this movie makes Quantum of Solace look REALLY good....
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