This 1993 epic based on the Alexander Dumas novel of the same title is a fun, swashbuckling adventure featuring some of the better known talents of the time. it pretty much follows the Dumas storyline, but the talents of the players make it come to life even more so. It is a cast of characters suited well to the parts, and there is some fun comic relief that comes from most everyone. Most everyone knows how the story goes, but with the addition of a slight backstory on D’Artagnan at the beginning of the story, the pursuit of one family to avenge their sister’s honour goes on throughout the film, and the chase never really seems to end. Read more...(744 words, 115 images, estimated 2:59 mins reading time)
Alex is a normal 14 year old with normal feelings and normal desires, at least he thought he was normal. When waiting for his uncle to come home he finds out that he has died on the way home. He is mad, confused and starts to piece it all together that his uncle is or rather was actually a spy. All he now has is a thought and his friend Jack to get him by as he is is forced to become a secret agent and embarks on a wild action packed thrilling adventure.
While his uncle is away on business Alex is cared for by Jack Starbright, an American that came over 7 years before the time in the film. She is both friend, house sitter, maid and nanny, though with the way that Alex was conditioned by his uncle Ian Rider, portrayed by Ewan McGregor, he doesn’t need one. Based on the original novel in the best-selling Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz this film stars the talents of Alex Pettyfer, Mickey Rourke, Sophie Okonedo, Sarah Bolger and Robbie Coltrane as the Prime Minister. Directed by Geoffrey Sax, this film is a high action adventure story that the whole family will be able to enjoy together. Read more...(471 words, 28 images, estimated 1:53 mins reading time)