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[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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Bright and breezy, but too predictable in terms of story
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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