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The books allude to the fact the adventures of Alex Rider could be made into a film series but Stormbreaker is currently the only one to be adapted. See more »
Upon first arriving at the SAS camp, Alex is told "there are no ranks" (amongst other things) but the soldier telling him this is wearing the rank slide of Corporal. See more »
[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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For a relatively unknown spy action thriller, 'Stormbreaker' is a surprisingly entertaining film, even if it does try a little too hard to be the kids' version of James Bond. As you would expect, this film is full of gimmicks and never takes itself too seriously, with a bunch of over-the-top action sequence and a shallow plot that feels like it is almost entirely built around the action.
It does serve a purpose though and it's an ideal choice to pass some time. If you can see past the many plot and character flaws, there is sufficient entertainment from the action scenes alone, and that's what most people want to see from a film like this. 'Stormbreaker' is a passable family spy action film - it won't leave you bored but it won't leave much of an impression either.
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