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 Bond's past, sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the Secret Service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind S.P.E.C.T.R.E.
When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent, Eve (Naomie Harris) - following a trail to the mysterious Silva (Javier Bardem), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves. Written by
There is an implication in this movie that Bond's ancestors were Recusant Catholics. When Kincade (Albert Finney) shows M (Dame Judi Dench) the secret escape passage in the chapel at the Bond ancestral estate, he explains that it was originally a hiding place for priests, which strongly refers to the very long period in British history, during which Catholicism was illegal, and the families who continued to practice Catholicism, sheltered priests, and refused the authority of the official church (Church of Scotland, a.k.a. Presbyterianism in this case) were referred to as "Recusants". One such prominent, real-life Recusant family from Dorset, were named "Bond". Their Latin family motto was "Non sufficit orbis", which translates to "Not even the world is enough", or, more colloquially, "The World Is Not Enough (1999)", as used in Fleming's novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and the title of a later Bond movie. One member of this family, John Bond, was reportedly a spy for Sir Francis Drake during Elizabethan times (despite his family's Catholicism). See more »
When Bond confronts the assassin and lets him fall to his death from the building in Shanghai, he then looks over to the opposite window where Severine is standing in the smashed window hole, her hair blowing in the breeze. When it cuts to the closeup of her leaving you can see the light reflected in the window glass that has magically reappeared. See more »
[Speaking on a blue tooth device]
Ronson's down. He needs a medical evac.
Where is it? Is it there?
Hard drives gone.
It's gone. Give me a minute.
They must have it! Get after them!
I'm stabilizing Ronson.
We don't have the time!
I have to stop the bleeding!
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Bond's traditional shot towards the camera, seen through the barrel of a gun, is placed at the end of this film rather than the beginning. After the blood stops dripping, the James Bond 50th Anniversary logo appears with the words "James Bond will return," below it. See more »
I am a huge bond lover. I have been watching bond movies since the beginning... But this one was not good in almost every aspect... The older bond movies had that IT appeal.. They had great writing, believable stories and truly sinister villains....this bag of pooh was too long, the story was awful and the main villain was not well acted and not scary... Least i forget that the new Q is like 15 years old and should be playing with tonka toys instead of government gadgets... I really hope they stop making these abominations....the bond series has not been good since Goldeneye
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