Monday, 24 February 2014

Stormbreaker Re-Review


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

Roadshow Distribution

Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 90 minutes

Budget: £40,000,000

Box Office Gross: $23,937,870

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

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!

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

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

It pains me that within my memories, I just previously reviewed this movie which has been posted for the last two years and having no idea that it was actually not re-watchable. Yes, the movie STORMBREAKER I used to believe was a mild fun product to watch. It doesn't concern of not having read the material of Alex Rider when they are only for children and teens. Self-content and bitter about the script not having any good stuff, the gadgets are still interesting like this modified Nintendo DS. Handled are some of the action-coordinated fight scenes and included in this film are a few homages and cliches of James Bond. Setting me in a good fruition are the acting, for example Bill Nighy is a good candidate to play MI6's no-nonsense chief superior. Ewan McGregor still comes in handy as the character who later gets killed off and still thinking they could have had more of the relationship with the uncle he plays.

There's also one thing it didn't change me in fruition, Mickey Rourke while doing a good job maniacally as the main antagonist. His character's tragic backstory was not even tragic and it feels his origins were changed in the screenplay. Ironic for STORMBREAKER that it was bent to be superior than the series of AGENT CODY BANKS for the teenage demographic. It still flopped and was okay for a one time only viewing.

Star rating: (5/10) Average

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