The movie Stormbreaker is based on the Alex Rider series. It was released on July 21, 2006 and made approximately 0.6 million dollars.
The book Stormbreaker is only 1 of the 9 Alex Rider books. It was released in 2000 and was published by Walker Books.
After I watched the movie and read the book, I did find some differences but not too many. Even though there were not too many differences, they were BIG differences Most of the differences are near the climax so…
In the movie, there is one extra fight between Alex’s guardian and Sayle Enterprises' worker Nadia Vole which was not included in the book. I think that this fight in the movie started the rising action. That is when Nadia Vole got suspicious and started to wonder if Alex was faking his identity, which started the whole drama. Also in the movie as well as the book, Alex has a friend called Sabina Pleasure. She was involved in helping Alex accomplish his mission in the movie. In the book, she was not involved at all. She was a part of the story near the beginning of the book, but near the rising action and climax there was hardly any mention of her. I understand that you can't keep the whole story the same when you are making a movie based on a novel, but I don’t like how they took out an important part of the book and replaced it with a fight that did not mean much. In adition, I have never seen a movie based on a novel change the best part of the book (climax) with a different character or different climax in general. On the positive side, in the book there is also a HUGE fish tank that carries a rare jellyfish, and I think that the movie did that very well. Sure you can’t have a room sized fish tank in a movie but it was relatively big, considering the jellyfish’s size. Also, I think that the characters in the movie were represented quite well.