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.
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
The British newspaper The Times says the Alex Rider series has action sequences as fast as a movie; the Sunday Times says it brings new meaning to action-packed; the Daily Telegraph says Alex Rider is the perfect hero and the series is genuine 21st Century stuff; the Independent says the series is so exciting at times you forget to breathe; the Guardian says the series crackles with suspense and daring; the Sunday Express says they're a thrilling, exciting read; the Guardian says Alex Rider is explosive, thrilling and action-packed; the Irish Independent says they're thrilling and compelling; the Daily Mirror says Anthony Horowitz is pure class, and the series stylish and action-packed; The Times says from the first page Horowitz grabs you with suspense, daring and cheek; The Telegraph says the series is fast and furious; The Independent on Sunday says Alex Rider is every bored schoolboy's fantasy, but a thousand times funnier, slicker and more exciting...genius; The Times says it's perfect escapism for teenage boys; The Financial Times say they're addictive pacey novels; the Daily Express say adults and kids will be hooked on Alex Rider...its Harry Potter with attitude; the Irish Independent says they're meaty; The Good Book Guide says Alex Rider grabs readers by the scruff of the neck, pulls them in and never let go until they're hooked; The Guardian say they're fabulous stories that take a bit of guts and go a long way with it; The Times say Alex Rider is one of the children's classics of our age that will last forever. See more »
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Many people who have read the Alex Rider series were looking forward to this upcoming film which projects the amazing adventures of the teen spy onto the big screen, however many people were afraid this would turn into another Cody Banks film and be given a bad image because of the recent teen spy films That fear can now be forgotten!
Being a fan of the Alex Rider books myself you would probably expect a good review from me, but at first I had my doubts too. Things such as including Sabina Pleasure in this film seemed like a bit of risk and it looked like this film was going in the usual direction of a teen spy film (The save-the-girl-and-get-home-to-watch-the-Simpson's storyline). This turned out to be wrong, the author of the book incorporated these changes himself, and we can now call them improvements. It seems if he had one more chance to make changes, this was it, and they were great.
As promised we have been delivered an action-packed, amazing and riveting film! Book to film transitions often have their setbacks and sometimes turn out to displease the audience, but obviously having the author of the book writing the screenplay was a very, very good idea.
With amazing performances by stars such as Ewan McGregor, Mickey Rourke, Bill Nighy, Sophie Okonedo and many others this film turned out to be an excellent piece of work. Alex Pettyfer was an amazing Alex Rider delivering a performance worthy of an award.
Far from a family film, this movie was packed solid with action from start to finish. Lasting only around 90 minutes this proved to be enough time to fit Horowitz' well-written and great story into a feature film, nearly every aspect of the plot was included from the book.
A true work of art.
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