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.
First James Bond film since Die Another Day (2002) not to have a "Bond on Set" book by Greg Williams published, featuring photographs about the making of the movie. An official book titled "Blood, Sweat, and Bond: Behind the Scenes of Spectre" (2015) curated by Rankin, was published on October 27, 2015. The film's official website states: "The book showcases the actors, locations, stunts, film sets, and special effects of Spectre. With contributions from unit-photographers Jonathan Olley and Jasin Boland, and guest photographers Graciela Iturbide, Brigitte Lacombe, Anderson and Low, and Mary McCartney (the latter whose nickname is coincidentally "M"), the book also includes specially commissioned portraits of the cast and crew shot by Rankin." See more »
Blofeld shows James Bond and Madeleine a meteorite and states that this is "the very meteorite that made this crater." This is impossible as a meteorite is vaporized at the moment of impact because of the tremendous energy which is nearly instantaneously dissipated at the point of impact. This happened at the Meteor Crater in Arizona: a number of people thought they would find an iron mine at the bottom of the crater and came up empty. 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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