Thursday, 20 September 2012

Stormbreaker Review










Stormbreaker


Release Date: 21st September 2006 - Australia


Production Companies
Samuelson Productions
Isle of Man Film
The Weinstein Company
VIP 4 Medienfonds
Moving Picture Company (MPC)
Rising Star Entertainment

Distribution
Roadshow Distribution


Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 90 minutes


Budget: £40,000,000

Box Office Gross: $23,937,870 
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
Alex Rider is a regular
teenager who lives
a somewhat mundane
life with his guardian
and uncle, Ian Rider.
Uncle Ian is a boring
bank manager type -
or so it seems - until
he dies under mysterious
circumstances.

Alex soon learns that his
uncle was actually a super
-cool spy for Britain's secret
intelligence service, MI6 and
now they want him as his
replacement! Unbeknownst
to Alex, all those hobbies
that Uncle Ian encouraged
him to develop, have actually
prepared him for a career in
espionage. His skills in
languages, scuba diving,
mountaineering and martial
arts, mean that he has all the
attributes of the perfect spy!

Armed with special gadgets
from MI6, Alex is excused
from school and sent out to
battle some seriously bad
dudes who are about to
discover that he's no child:
he's a lethal weapon!


Cast
Alex Pettyfer - Alex Rider
Mickey Rourke - Darrius Sayle
Alicia Silverstone - Jack Starbright
Bill Nighy - Alan Blunt
Sophie Okonedo - Mrs. Jones
Damian Lewis - Yassen Gregorvich
Missi Pyle - Nadia Vole
Stephen Fry - Smithers
Sarah Bolger - Sabina Pleasure
Andy Serkis - Mr. Grin
Ashley Walters - Wolf
Ewan McGregor - Ian Rider
Robbie Coltrane - The Prime Minister
Jimmy Carr - John Crawford

Crew
Director - Geoffrey Sax
Based on Novel/Screenplay - Anthony Horowitz
Producers - Steve Christian, Andreas Grosch &
Marc and Peter Samuelson
Production Designer - Ricky Eyres
Cinematography - Chris Seager
Visual Effects Supervisors - Tom Debenham &
Rudi Holzapfel
Film Editor - Andrew MacRitchie
Music - Alan Parker


Review
STORMBREAKER is a bit like Harry Potter and James Bond, but really an attempt to get teenagers into the spy-fiction genre. The movie's gadgets are interesting such as the Nintendo DS and the actors did a good job of playing their roles especially Mickey Rourke and newcomer Alex Pettyfer. Its such a shame that Ewan McGregor's character got killed off too early and we didn't get to see more of him.

STORMBREAKER has plenty of amazing action which I think some of it and is a really good spy movie, I'm so sorry that it got flopped that cancelled all the sequels to the film.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie


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