Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker
Alex (Alex Pettyfer) is a normal teenager who lives with his uncle, a nondescript bank manager… or so it seems, until Uncle Ian Rider (Ewan McGregor) dies in mysterious circumstances.
Alex discovers his uncle was in fact a spy and has been murdered by Yassen Gregorovich (Damian Lewis), one of the most dangerous assassins in the world. Recruited by Mr. Blunt (Bill Nighy) and Mrs. Jones (Sophie Okonedo) of the Special Operations Division of MI6, the schoolboy realizes by encouraging his hobbies his uncle has thoroughly prepared him for a career in espionage.
Linguist, scuba diver, mountaineer, crack shot and martial arts expert, Alex has all the attributes to make the perfect teenage super-spy. Armed with these and his own set of special gadgets, he embarks on his first mission.
“Operation Stormbreaker” is one of the newer breed of films we have been telling you about recently at Dove. While there is the typical action violence associated with spy films, this one manages to tell its tale without any language or bloodshed. The “H” word used is heck!
Give director Geoffrey Sax some credit for creating a wonderful box office experience primarily intended for fathers and sons. Sure, the action sequences are a bit over-done and the story is a little thin, but Mr. Sax scores very high marks for allowing the audience to use their imaginations and for sparing us the usual blood and language normally associated with “Bond-esque” type movies.
While younger viewers may not be appropriate for this action film, your tweenagers will love it!