Monday, July 31, 2006

Stormbreaker [2006]

Based on the first of the best-selling series of Alex Rider novels by Anthony Horowitz, STORMBREAKER introduces the reluctant teenage super-spy to cinema audiences. After the death of his uncle, the 14-year-old hero is forced by the Special Operations Division of Britain's secret intelligence service, MI6, for a mission which will save millions of lives.

Well I have just seen the movie and it is a brilliant movie. I think that this movie had a budget around the £25 million mark. I must say that there have been adjustments from the book by Anthony Horowitz, but as the screenplay was written by Anthony himself the changes fit in and don't make a big difference to the movie.

Alex Rider is played by Alex Pettyfer and I think that the carried the role well. Alex Rider is 14 years old in the books while his on-screen counterpart (Alex) is 16 years old and has just finished his GCSE's and is going to go to study drama in college.

Sabina Pleasure is played by Sarah Bolger. Sabina is Alex's girlfriend (in the movie) but in the books she doesn't appear in the first book but she was included by Anthony (maybe to add a certain edge to the movie?!).

Ian Rider is one of the cool characters in the film and is played by Ewan McGregor. Ian is Alex's uncle who is never around and works in a bank (supposedly). His Z4 BMW with his RI D3R number plate looks really good cool especially with special spy gadgets included inside!

One of the other cool characters is Yassen Gregorovich played by Damian Lewis. I especially like the scenes when he dives from his helicopter and hangs suspended upside down while completing the job.

Now Alex’s house keeper Jack Starbright is played by Alicia Sliverstone. I especially like the scene where she shows off some of her profoundly deadly moves against Nadia Vole.

Some other characters are Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid from Harry Potter) who plays the Prime Minister, Bill Nighy plays the head of MI6 Alan Blunt. Alan's deputy Mrs Jones is played by Sophie Okonedo. There are other characters like Smithers you is played by Stephen Fry (the person behind all of the gadgets for Alex).

The big bad guy is Darrius Sayle who owns Sayle Enterprises (hence the name). In the book he is called Herod Sayle. Anyway he is a foreigner and went to school with the Prime Minister (Robbie Coltrane) and was bullied and now wants to gain revenge…

Sayle is a very rich entrepreneur who plans to give every school in the country one of his special Stormbreaker computers.

To see what Sayle plans to do you will have to watch the movie to find out. You can't afford to miss this movie, with all the elements this film has put together it isn't one to miss.

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