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Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (2006)
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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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21 July 2006 (UK)  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$652,526 (USA) (10 November 2006)
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The school scenes were filmed at The Grey Coat Hospital school in Westminster, London, which is actually a girls school. See more »

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In the rock-climbing photo the pair are each seen with a rope coiled diagonally round themselves. Although this is a common image, it is actually wrong, as there is never any reason to coil a rope like this See more »

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[Darrius Sayle is on a large TV screen in the MI6 Headquarters, giving an interview to the BBC]
Alan Blunt: [pauses the video and stands up] We don't trust him.
Alex Rider: Why not?
Alan Blunt: Well, we don't trust anyone. It's sort of what we do.
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Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd./Chrysalis Music Ltd.
Administered by Bucks Music Group Limited on behalf of 80's Kid Music, It's All About Music LLC and Talpa Music Ltd.
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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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