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Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (2006)

Stormbreaker (original title)
After the death of his uncle, the 14-year-old schoolboy Alex Rider is forced by the Special Operations Division of the UK's secret intelligence service, MI6, into 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 then redirected up a mountain in his coffin for burial. 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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Mission one in the series that has reinvented the spy genre. See more »


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

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13 October 2006 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,244,892 (United Kingdom), 23 July 2006, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$215,177, 15 October 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$652,526, 12 November 2006
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The Alex Rider books include mass murder, attempted murders (of even children and animals), disposal of a dead body, casual swearing, racism, beatings in prison, talk of suicide, smoking, psychopathology, terrorism, etc. See more »

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In one scene in the toy store, the employee Alex goes to see has a crooked name tag but in the next cut, it's straight. See more »

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Alan Blunt: We want you to work for us.
Alex Rider: You're not being serious.
Alan Blunt: Actually, it's not my habit to make jokes.
Alex Rider: Well, you're making one now! I don't want to be a spy. In case you haven't noticed, I'm still at school.
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Features The Avengers: Never, Never Say Die (1967) See more »

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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)
©Ark Records
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A teenage boy becomes a spy to track down the mystery behind the new Stormbreaker computers.
24 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

I came to watch this film because I have been a fan of the Alex Rider books for many years. However, I was rather disappointed by the film. The main problem was that the film was very different from the book, with many parts of the story changed and with parts added. The ending was entirely made up for the film. I disliked the way that many of the actors chosen had no resemblance to how the character was described in the book.

I also felt that many of the action and fighting scenes were overdone and the superfluous parts annoyed me. The acting, particularly from the person playing Herod Sayle, was boring and unimaginative. The film was very jumpy in places, and I thought that people who had not read the books would have been confused by the ending. I thought that some of the lines in the film were quite strange and didn't really fit in with what was being said/going on!

However, I still gave the film a 4 out of 10 rating because of the many (usually unintentionally) funny scenes. I was particularly amused by Bill Nighy's acting in the role of Alan Blunt. Stephen Fry also added some comedy to the story in his role as Smithers. The film is reasonably watchable, probably because it only lasted 90 minutes.


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