Question: If the opening scene was staged to get 007 to surrender, then it seems it was a terrible plan. Look how many Russians got killed by Bond and 006. It seems very awkward that the whole thing was staged. Why did Bond need to surrender? Why couldn't 006 just shoot him (besides the usual reason that 007 must be executed through an overly involved and escape-riddled plan) What would they do with him once he was captured? Too many questions and a weird scenario.
Question: What is the translation of 006's words when he holds the gun to Bond's head in the dark toward the beginning of the movie?
Question: Was any reason ever given as to why Bond's gadget-filled car was barely used in this film? It seems odd to give the series a fresh start in many ways, make a big deal about his car with missiles inside the lights, and then he drives it for 30 seconds and gives it away. Why bother giving him a car at all?
Question: In the Control scene in Cuba, where Bond notices Boris clicking and twirling the pen in his fingers, how does the grenade pen get into Boris' possession?
Question: When Bond is confronting Trevelyan for the first time since the opening, the scene ends with Bond getting shot in the neck by a dart. But who shot it? Trevelyan had his hands in his pockets the whole time, and even if he had a dart gun, Bond was shot too quickly for him to have drawn, aimed and fired it. And Bond looked like he was shot in the side of the neck, so it doesn't seem possible he could have been shot by the figure from behind.
Question: What exactly happens between Trevelyan and Ourumov in the pre-title sequence? Is this just a staged hostage situation to get Bond's guard down? Or, if Ourumov really shot Trevelyan, how did he come back to life?
Question: Can somebody please explain to me HOW on earth Bond disengages the bungee cord wrapped around him after jumping off the dam without it flying back up the dam? Or could he have just secured it to something to stop it doing this very thing? I know it is possible that all this happens off-camera.