- 2 hr 11 min
Casino Royale is an action adventure movie based on the continuing journey of James Bond also known as 007. The secret spy James Bond(who has been recently retired) is now being called upon by several secret agencies to deal with a new threat called SMERSH. The unwilling agent is swayed by the destruction of his mansion to help save the world. He travels to Scotland in order to reunite with M and help stop SMERSH from taking over the world and discrediting his image. He finds himself in the company of a beautiful double agent named Mimi who falls for James' charm and helps him on his mission. As Bond and Mimi travel to Scotland he survives a threat on his life and finds out the true intent of SMERSH to discredit his name by depicting him as a sexual maniac. Though tempted by Mimi numerous times James never succumbs to his desires and have sex with her. At the end of the movie James finds out who the true master mind is behind the assassination attempts and smear campaigns against him. It is his nephew Jimmy Bond who reveals that his true plan is to eliminate all men over 4'6 which would leave him as the tallest man in the world. His plans are reversed and one of his own poisonous pills are used against him causing him to explode. Unlike, other James Bond movies, this one depicts the double 0 agent as an older gentleman who is celibate and aging rapidly. Also, this movie is a spoof of other James Bond movies intending to be more comical than dramatic. In this movie David Niven plays James Bond and is joined by other legendary actors such as: Peter Sellers,Woody Allen,Barbara Boucett and Orson Welles. Though there were many setbacks as well as interferences that stalled the movie's production it still received generally positive reviews from fans of the James Bond series.