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Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (2006)
"Stormbreaker" (original title)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Family  |  21 July 2006 (UK)
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After the death of his uncle, the 14-year-old schoolboy Alex Rider is forced by the Special OperationsDivision of Britain's secret intelligence service, MI6, for a mission which will save millions of lives.

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Alex Rider thinks he is a normal school boy, until his uncle is killed. He discovers that his uncle was actually spy on a mission, when he was killed. Alex is recruited by Alan Blunt to continue the mission. He is sent to Cornwall to investigate a new computer system, which Darrius Sayle has created. He plans to give the new computer systems to every school in the country, but Mr. Blunt has other ideas and Alex must find out what it is. Written by FilmFanUK

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Rated PG for sequences of action violence and some peril | See all certifications »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$215,177 (USA) (13 October 2006)

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$652,526 (USA) (10 November 2006)
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BBC News 24 presenter Simon McCoy has a cameo as the newsreader in the film announcing the Stormbreaker computer. See more »

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The "Zit" cream that is given to Alex Rider allegedly will burn through any metal, but is harmless to a person's skin. When trapped in the aquarium with the giant Man of War jellyfish he uses the cream against the metal supports of the aquarium. This is impossible, as salt water aquariums can have no metal in them, as metal can drastically change the PH balance of the aquarium, and kill any creature in it. See more »

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Darrius Sayle: Darrius Smell. That's what they called me. Do you know why they called me that?
Alex Rider: Because you didn't wash?
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Chinese Burn (Lunatic Calm Mix)
Written by Toni Halliday and Dean Garcia
Performed by Curve
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Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
Published by Anxious Music/Universal Music Publishing Ltd. and EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
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An Excellent Film with An Excellent Cast
21 July 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Many people who have read the Alex Rider series were looking forward to this upcoming film which projects the amazing adventures of the teen spy onto the big screen, however many people were afraid this would turn into another Cody Banks film and be given a bad image because of the recent teen spy films… That fear can now be forgotten!

Being a fan of the Alex Rider books myself you would probably expect a good review from me, but at first I had my doubts too. Things such as including Sabina Pleasure in this film seemed like a bit of risk and it looked like this film was going in the usual direction of a teen spy film (The save-the-girl-and-get-home-to-watch-the-Simpson's storyline). This turned out to be wrong, the author of the book incorporated these changes himself, and we can now call them improvements. It seems if he had one more chance to make changes, this was it, and they were great.

As promised we have been delivered an action-packed, amazing and riveting film! Book to film transitions often have their setbacks and sometimes turn out to displease the audience, but obviously having the author of the book writing the screenplay was a very, very good idea.

With amazing performances by stars such as Ewan McGregor, Mickey Rourke, Bill Nighy, Sophie Okonedo and many others this film turned out to be an excellent piece of work. Alex Pettyfer was an amazing Alex Rider delivering a performance worthy of an award.

Far from a family film, this movie was packed solid with action from start to finish. Lasting only around 90 minutes this proved to be enough time to fit Horowitz' well-written and great story into a feature film, nearly every aspect of the plot was included from the book.

A true work of art.

9/10


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