1st May 2007
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.