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Stormbreaker (DVD)

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The first half of the film is quite good – it’s got lots of energy, lots of nicely choreographed action sequences and some fun inside the hidden headquarters of the MI6. Once our young hero meets the film’s villain (Mickey Rourke – looking his worst) though; the film goes downhill like a barrow you’ve just lost grip of.


Alex Pettyfyer, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Nighy, Andy Serkis, Missi Pyle, Mickey Rourke, Stephen Fry, Robbie Coltrane, Ewan McGregor

“Stormbreaker” is the type of film that’s running on three quarters of a tank of gas – its never gonna make the long haul, but it pushes on regardless – stopping for nothing.

The film adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s novel seems – especially in terms of the script – a rather rushed affair. The reason probably lies in the recent announcement that a series of ‘Young Bond’ movies – based on the novels – are about to get going. Why wouldn’t a film that is essentially a ‘young James Bond’ movie wanna beat the real thing to the punch? And, well, it’s probably a good thing that it has – because being fresh is about all this one’s got going for it. Despite obvious similarities to the slightly fluffier “Agent Cody Banks” movies – a large part of the film is actually quite intriguing and captivating. Well, maybe not a large part of the film – but a part of, anyway.

The character of Alex Rider (Alex Pettyfyer) – a youngster who is blackmailed into being a secret agent; taking over where his late uncle (Ewan McGregor) left off – is a rather well written and fun character. He’s not cocky, he’s not a superhero and he’s relatively normal – he’s just like a likable kid with an abundance of energy and the determination of an Everest climber.

Unfortunately, the supporting characters aren’t half as likeable or interesting. Alicia Silverstone’s ditzy housekeeper character, Jack, is a mere embarrassment for the once promising actress, Bill Nighy is hard to watch as the twitchy head of the MI6, and Missi Pyle, playing a Russian baddie, seemingly thinks she’s doing something in ‘Austin Powers’ – yep, she’s that annoying over-the-top.

The first half of the film is quite good – it’s got lots of energy, lots of nicely choreographed action sequences and some fun inside the hidden headquarters of the MI6. Once our young hero meets the film’s villain (Mickey Rourke – looking his worst) though; the film goes downhill like a barrow you’ve just lost grip of.

So-so extras package includes commentary, audition tapes, and numerous featurettes on the different behind the scenes aspects of making the movie.

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Reviewer : Clint Morris

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