|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Mickey Rourke, Alicia Silverstone, Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy, Sophie Okonedo, Alex Pettyfer|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - Sci-fi/Fantasy, Family - Sci-Fi/Fantasy|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||13 Nov 2006|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
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superbBy williamsgwynfa (627 reviews) from gwaenysgor , 01 May 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]my children loved this dvd. If you have not read any of the Alex Rider books, then they are sort of like James Bond.
The main difference is that Alex Rider is a teenager.
Alex is a teenage spy who lives in Chelsea and he also works part time for MI6.
He is linked with this association, because of his father who worked for them previously.
When Alex Rider's uncle dies, it is up to him to finish his mission off. A suspiciously charitable billionaire, wants to donate a brand new computer, called the Stormbreaker to every school in the country.
the film is action packed, with a lot of fight scenes, when Alex goes undercover at Sayle's headquarters to investigate the computer 'the Stormbreaker'. it even includes Alex walking down a wall backwards.
You get to see some of the most famous parts of London, sometimes in some very entertaining situations.
one of the most nail biting sequences in this film, is when Alex is in a breaker's yard, seconds away from being mangled. the scene involves a lethally caged squid.
Alex has to prevent english school children, being murdered via a virus delivered by the supercomputer `The Stormbreaker'.
the cast are superb, which includes Stephen Fry, Alicia Silverstone, Ewan McGregor, Mickey Rourke and Bill Nighy.
well worth watching.
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Highly enjoyable escapism for girls AND boysBy a customer , 11 May 2013Whole family loved this and have watched it several times. Girls who like action and adventure will like this as much as boys - at least in our house they do! Loved the humour and the great cast (Stephen Fry's cameo a hoot). We had read the books and yes, the film takes a few liberties, but it's highly enjoyable escapism, with some great fight choreography in the scrapyard scene. A pity there was no sequel, but the actor playing Alex Rider doesn't look 14 in the film and must be well past it by now.
Action family filmBy a customer , 31 Mar 2013StormBreaker is like a James Bond film for children with a little twist. Also I think it is more aimed than boys than girls.
Stormbreaker reviewBy John41 (2 reviews) , 30 Sep 2012It could have been so much better. The books are hugely enjoyable but the screen writers obviously felt they could a better job and the result was at best mundane.
There were some good moments of course but they were far too infrequent. The cast was made up of an absolute wealth of talent and in a sense that makes it even more disappointing because they were wasted here. They were let down by poor, clumsy,direction.
I hope that someone who actually knows what they are doing decides to do a remake. The cast (and the original book) deserve a decent film.
not badBy a customer , 16 Feb 2012Bond film for the younger generation. Not convinced at all by the lead characters, in fact the most interesting lines and acting came from the cameo roles!
This is James Bond before he hit puberty . . No women, no action, no real gadgets (apart from a nintendo DS bought in toys r us!!).
Probably worth renting for your younger kids, but definitely not for teens or adults!
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The STROMBREAKERBy a customer , 14 Jan 2012yes quite good it is really interesting and is a good movie with not too much violence if you like the book you will like this