Unlike the Craig version, the villains have a flying saucer ...
... Bond dresses as Hitler ...
... and predating James Bond Jr. by over 20 years, Bond's nephew, played by Woody Allen, makes an appearance. His character is eventually revealed to be the main villain, predating society turning on Woody Allen by over 20 years.
"Oh, sorry, what were you saying? I lost interest after they said 'over 20 years.'"
His plot is to release a biological weapon that kills all men over 4 foot 6 inches, leaving him as the "big man" who gets mad laid. But then he turns into an atomic bomb and explodes, sending the entire cast to the afterlife. Honestly, we kind of hope that's the plot of Spectre.
It's still better than A View to a Kill.
Casino Royale somehow managed to be just as insane behind the scenes -- it was actually more expensive to produce than the official Bond movies, in part because it had five directors, and Peter Sellers demanded that an elaborate set be destroyed and redone because he had a dream where his mother didn't like it. If you've ever wondered what The Expendables would have been like if everyone involved was constantly on acid, now you know.
J.M. McNab co-hosts the pop-culture nostalgia podcast Rewatchability, which can also be found on iTunes. Follow him on Twitter @Rewatchability.
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