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Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (2006)

Stormbreaker (original title)
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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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Geoffrey Sax

Writers:

Anthony Horowitz (novel), Anthony Horowitz (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Bolger ... Sabina Pleasure
Robbie Coltrane ... Prime Minister
Stephen Fry ... Smithers
Damian Lewis ... Yassen Gregorovich
Ewan McGregor ... Ian Rider
Bill Nighy ... Alan Blunt
Sophie Okonedo ... Mrs. Jones
Alex Pettyfer ... Alex Rider
Missi Pyle ... Nadia Vole
Mickey Rourke ... Darrius Sayle
Andy Serkis ... Mr. Grin
Alicia Silverstone ... Jack Starbright
Ashley Walters ... Wolf
Alex Barrett Alex Barrett ... Gary
Richard Huw Richard Huw ... Teacher
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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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Rule the school. Save the world. See more »


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

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Goofs

The Portuguese Man o' War does not kill by electric shock as shown with the little fish. It's tentacles are filled with thousands of nematocysts that contain a venom, consisting of mostly proteins, that causes a stinging pain lasting about an hour in humans. The real danger is that the venom is highly allergenic and causes allergic shocks in a large number of subjects. See more »

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Nadia Vole: It's a fishing village.
Alex Rider: It's nice.
Nadia Vole: Not if you're a fish.
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Chinese Burn (Lunatic Calm Mix)
Written by Toni Halliday and Dean Garcia
Performed by Curve
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
Published by Anxious Music/Universal Music Publishing Ltd. and EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
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A Novelist does not a screenwriter make
26 April 2009 | by anthonyjlangfordSee all my reviews

Stormbreaker is the first film from Anthony Howowitz's successful Alex Rider novel series for Young Adults, think Cody Banks, Johnny English and James Bond.       

It's a spy film for teens and kids and though it's well crafted, we've seen it all before. There has been a lot of criticism leveled at this film, which this reviewer believes is a little harsh. There are some fine performances, including the lead, Alex Pettyfey who was chosen over five hundred others. Alicia Silverstone, Stephen Fry and Mickey Rourke also do an adequate job, but it's the veteran Bill Nighy who turns in the most entertaining role as Alex's boss.          

Someone close to Alex is more than he seems. Now that torch has been passed to Alex, whether he is really ready for it or not.     

There are several twists and turns as well as some impressive action scenes, but a lot of it is stagy and a little contrived, particularly the character of Nadia Vole who is just plain silly.     

There is little suspense and much is predictable. It really doesn't differ enough from similar teen fair which is a shame as Howowitz's books predate the other films it so closely resembles. However he wrote the script himself and only has himself to blame. I would have liked to see the series develop, however with only half of its 40 million dollar budget recouped in its worldwide theatrical release, it appears unlikely. Its DVD life will determine its ultimate future.     

However there's enough for kids to enjoy and that's really who it's aimed at.


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13 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$677,646

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,937,870
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