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.
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
In Russian Roulette, one of the characters places a single hair across the crack of a door, as a warning signal; Sean Connery did the same in Dr. No (1962), a homage to the Alex Rider series main source of inspiration. Horowitz later wrote a James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis with original material from Ian Fleming. It's available in ebook and audio. The Evening Standard calls it Bond back at his best, the Telegraph says it's an ingenious Bond and Metro call it pure pleasure; Horowitz mentioned Metro in Russian Roulette. See more »
In the opening scene, when the camera is rolling past all the class mates, one girl in the back ground quickly looks at the camera, then looks back to the front of the class again (the girl with the blue undershirt and long hair). See more »
[Darrius Sayle is on a large TV screen in the MI6 Headquarters, giving an interview to the BBC]
[pauses the video and stands up]
We don't trust him.
Well, we don't trust anyone. It's sort of what we do.
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It's a nice movie, good actors good pace nice dialog that suits the genre well. But I have very big issues with the ending that I find completely unreasonable. I can't say much more without adding a spoiler, which I'd never do still, I think that in order to deliver a point about what the world of spies is like, Horowitz pushed the ending beyond the borders of likelihood. I think this is a poor excuse, since any movie and especially a movie of this sort depends very much on credible plot. The gadgets may be out of this world the stunts may be sheer madness but the reasoning of characters action must be flawless. As I found the ending to fall short in this very aspect, it left me with a bad taste in my mouth and thats a shame.
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