How did we end up seeing this movie about a teenage secret agent saving the world from Mickey Rourke? It’s a long story, but it’s my blog, so I might as well tell it. It involves a severely sprained ankle, ridiculously oversold showings of The Departed at both 34th and 42nd Streets, and time to kill before the NYFF closing night party. All in all, we claimed three sets of free tickets before I simply couldn’t walk any further.

Turns out Stormbreaker was no dumber than a regular James Bond movie, and the cast–Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy, Alicia Silverstone, Rourke–was obviously having a splendid time. And to think that I’d never even heard of it before my ankle gave out!

Stormbreaker. Geoffrey Sax, 2006. **

[tags]film, 2 stars, james bond, alicia silverstone, mickey rourke, bill nighy, ewan mcgregor, explosions, action, teenagers[/tags]