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 man named Owen Davian kills an IMF agent that was sent undercover by the legendary Ethan Hunt, who has retired from combat missions. Hunt now has a fiancé, Julia, who believes that he works for the traffic department when he really trains younger IMF agents to go into combat. He is assigned to his last mission. His mission, should he choose to accept it is to capture Davian, who is selling a toxic weapon called the rabbits foot. But Davian is reckless, cruel, and deathly. He promises Hunt that he will find Julia, hurt her, and Ethan will be too dead to help her. The mission is no more different to others, its dangerous, smart, and impossible; but now it's personal.
Early in the movie, Hunt and his team make their getaway in a Huey Helicopter. The long shots are done by CGI, and to keep costs down, model-making was used. This was the old way before CGI, is relatively inexpensive, and still used whenever possible. The Huey in some shots is the model, in others, it's CGI. On the tail of the Huey are the letters D-HDRS. These are the last names of the model makers. In order, 1) Fon Davis, Lead Model Maker: ILM, 2) Neal Halter, Model Maker, 3) Nick D'Abo, Model Maker: ILM (credited as Nicholas D'Abo) 4) Chuck Ray, Practical Effects Technician: models, ILM (credited as Charles Ray) 5) Joseph Suen, Digital Model Development: ILM. Either it's intentional or coincidental. See more »
When Ethan gets the phone call in front of the hospital that he has 48 hours to save Julia on Davian's mark, his subsequent abduction, escape, and travel to Shanghi would consume at least 24 hours (the travel time alone from Virginia USA to China would be on the order of 16 hours) yet the IMF team is able to secure all the space and gear needed for Ethan's fulcrum swing in less than 24 hours, this without use of the IMF normal channels for supply since the team had gone rogue. See more »
We put an explosive charge in your head. Does that sound familiar?
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A Sunday Kind of Love
Written by Louis Prima, Anita Leonard (as Anita Nye), Stan Rhodes & Barbara Belle
Performed by Etta James
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
Not bad at all. After the John Woo craptastic crapfest that was MI2, Lost creator JJ Abrams takes over and makes a flick that is at least as good as the first one, possibly better in some respects. Some real surprises early in the flick start things off fast, and it keeps up the pace pretty well from there on. Sure, it's mostly same-old same-old, but it was fun and action-packed. Phillip Seymour Hoffman was fine as a villain, but was really not even in the movie that much. Tom Cruise was just Tom Cruise as usual, but for two hours I was able to forget about all his offscreen stupidity. You know what this really felt like? 24: The Movie. ...which they are apparently going to make. It should end up being much like MI3, and I think that'd be just fine.
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