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 S.P.E.C.T.R.E. henchman James Bond kills in the opening sequence has the surname "Sciarra", a variation on the Spanish term for a hitman (sicario). Two of the characters in the film, Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci) and Marco Sciarra (Alessandro Cremona), the latter being the hitman killed, have the last name of "Sciarra". According to website "ScreenRant", "in Italian, 'Sciarra' is a nickname for someone with a fiery, combative demeanor. The word actually began to be used as a name for those originating from Palermo, Sicily (not far from the volcano Mt. Etna)." In You Only Live Twice (1967), S.P.E.C.T.R.E. operated out of a hollowed-out volcano lair headquarters. See more »
The term "prolytic enzyme digestive shake" used by the bartender doesn't make sense. However, "proteolytic" enzymes such as papain and bromelain have been used as ingredients in health foods. See more »
The gunbarrel sequence has returned to the start of the movie. See more »
In the German language version the character Dr. Vogel, who first reports at the SPECTRE meeting in Rome, speaks Hungarian, not German like in the original English version. The reasons for this significant change are unknown. But the organization SPECTRE now appears more 'foreign' to a German audience. See more »
When the viewer watches any 007 franchise, he or she knows what is going to see: an entertaining full of action adventure, with beautiful women, car chase, conspiracy, great villains, predictable story and a brainless screenplay. "Spectre" is no exception and provides an additional amusing situation, with the weirdo Daniel Craig seducing the gorgeous Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci without any chemistry. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "007 Contra Spectre" ("007 against Spectre")
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