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

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Family  |  13 October 2006 (USA)
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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)

Opening Weekend:

£1,244,892 (UK) (21 July 2006)

Gross:

$652,526 (USA) (10 November 2006)
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Because Alex Pettyfer was only 15 at the time, he was not allowed to drive the car in the car chase mentioned in the book, so it was instead converted to a horse chase so as the chase could still take place. See more »

Goofs

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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Jack Starbright: I met the most amazing guy down at the fish market today.
[Alex, who's heard this MANY times before, sighs and rolls his eyes]
Jack Starbright: You know what the problem with this country is, though? Every good-looking guy is either gay or married. Except for *you*, but you're too young.
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Written by Greg Walsh
Performed by Transluzent feat. Carla Vallet
Arranged by Greg Walsh
Produced by Greg Walsh
Orchestral transcription by Alan Parker
Recorded and Mixed by Paul Stevens and Greg Walsh
Published by Pao Pao Publishing SA (2002)
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Bright and breezy, but too predictable in terms of story
4 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Stormbreaker was a decent film; this is an opinion coming from someone who has little knowledge of the books. It isn't as innovative as Spy Kids, but it is decent. The special effects and the action are above average, the performances from Mickey Rourke, Ewan McGregor and Bill Nighy are great and Alex Petyfer is an appealing enough lead, the soundtrack is nice and the film goes along at a fast pace. However the storyline is very predictable and sometimes ludicrous, the script is a bit weak in places, I found Alicia Silverstone surprisingly irritating here and the cameos from Stephen Fry and Robbie Coltrane are too brief to allow them to shine properly.

Still, it is a fun and mildly enjoyable flick. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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