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Suave, cool and sophisticated, this blonde adolescent gets pulled into the world of secret service activities after his uncle Ian (Ewan McGregor), whom Alex (Alex Pettyfer) didn't know was a spy, is killed while on a mission. It's a high-octane adventure with oodles of action violence that will play well to young adolescents... if their parents are okay with a few senseless killings.
Why Is Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker Rated PG?
Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker is rated PG for sequences of action violence and some peril.
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This junior spy film contains more violence than most US PG-rated films. Gunplay is included throughout. In one instance a man is assassinated, and in another a man is killed for making a simple mistake. Along with hand-to-hand and foot-to-crotch combat, there are many moments of peril and a couple “made you jump” scenes. No blood is shown as a result of these situations. As well, there’s a big dangerous jellyfish we know will tangle with someone before the movie’s end. Language is limited to a couple uses of the word “heck.” No sexual content was noted.
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Successful movie franchises featuring young covert operatives include: Agent Cody Banks I and its sequel Agent Cody Banks II: Destination London, and Spy Kids—Episode I, Episode II and Episode 3-D: Game Over. Ewan McGregor, who plays Uncle Ian, is perhaps best known for his role as a mentor in another popular movie series, Star Wars—Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Episode II: Attack Of The Clones and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.