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
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In the scene as Mrs Jones is leading Alex to Mr Blunt's office for the first time, Mrs Jones has a three inch tear visible in the back seam of the upper right arm of her jacket showing her white shirt underneath. This has then disappeared in the next scene where Alex is talking to Mr Blunt. See more »
If this is what you do to the winner, I'd hate to see how you treat the runner up.
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Seek and ye shall find; just don't seek for too much...
Probably best to remember that this is really for young adults; it isn't meant to be scrutinised for depth of meaning; quality of script and award winning acting. It's simply a rather daft story about a lad (Alex Pettyfer) whose uncle is ostensibly killed in a car accident. After the funeral, however, he discovers that there was much more to it than that and he enlists with the secret organisation to carry on with the investigation... A few cameos from Mickey Rourke and Robbie Coltrane and some more substantial performances from Sophie Okonedo and Bill Nighy make this a perfectly watchable, if eminently predictable, adventure film with gadgets.
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