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
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This film is action-packed and humorous from the beginning, with great one-liners and perfect facial expressions.
As far as acting goes, Bill Nighy is perfectly cast as Alan Blunt, Alex Pettyfer is right for Alex Rider, and Stephen Fry is hilarious as Smithers (he should have had a bigger role though). Andy Serkis has just the right face for Mr Grin, and Mickey Rourke is an interesting choice for Herod (now Darrius) Sayle.
Unlike what the naysayers think, this movie is well worth seeing, and was adapted for the screen by the original novel author Anthony Horowitz. I feel it is a worthy adaptation of the book, and hope they make more of the Alex Rider films.
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