Tuesday, November 14, 2006


A few months ago, I was looking forward to seeing Stormbreaker in the cinema. A young James Bond, with a storyline on top of the stunts and gadgets. But the moment passed, and it fell from the cinema listings.

So on the flight on the way back from San Francisco, I settled down to watch Stormbreaker during dinner and before drifting off to sleep.

Based on the first book in Anthony Horowitz’s series of novels, Stormbreaker introduces us to Alex Rider, a 14-year old dragged into the world of espionage and adventure when his spy uncle dies.

It was disappointing. A poor imitation. Neither funny, nor a spoof, nor a decent alternative. Very little for the adult audience.

And the spectacular 4 mile chase through London had received big billing before the film’s release. It was nice to see familiar sights, but it wasn’t exciting.

2 out of 10.

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