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
This was absolutely brilliant! I went to see it having read the book, and seeing as the screenplay was by Anthony Horowitz, I didn't think it could go far wrong-and it didn't. High octane, funny and good quality, there was a real sense of class to the movie-making. I had seen Alex Pettyfer on Tom Brown's Schooldays, and again he was excellent. Just missing one or two minor details, but on the whole a really well made film. And the featuring of big names in small parts worked excellently. Ewan McGregor, Stephen Fry, Bill Nighy, all subtle, and so effective. Well Done. Fantastic...can't wait for the last one now! It's a film suitable for all ages and the film is better than the book in some respects, because, even though I had read the book and I knew what was happening,the film-making made it such that it was still unpredictable, and amazing!! This is not a typical book-to-film adaptation as I expected, it really gives another dimension to the Alex Rider story. I wonder who will play the next Alex Rider now??
39 of 78 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this