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Alex Rider - Amazon Prime

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Richeh, Jun 8, 2020.

  1. Richeh

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    Has anyone been watching this?

    I remember very vaguely seeing the big screen adaptation 'Stormbreaker' and thinking it was very average and after the young adult craze assumed it was down to that but after watching the new Amazon Prime series (about 4-5 episodes in) I am genuinely surprised. I assumed it would be the traditional YA to gather as many viewers as possible it is certainly a lot darker and more intelligent than most.

    I watched the first episode by random to kill some time a couple of nights ago and only got back to it today but am finding it pretty well put together.

    Anyone else watched it?
     
  2. Rroff

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    Just started the first episode seems surprisingly good so far. Noticed they seem to be putting quite a few hints into the set design as well as in significance of certain props, etc.

    EDIT: Though the blue lights on when the police were at the house doesn't make much sense.
     
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  3. Malevolence

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    Up to Episode 5 here, not bad at all. Far better than I expected.
     
  4. Cleisthenes

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    I read all the books when I was in my teens and loved them. Was very dissapointed by Stormbreaker but may well give this a try. Thanks for the heads up!
     
  5. tom_e

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    Finished it last night, not bad overall seemed a bit of a flat ending though.
     
  6. SideWinder

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    Mm ditto...found Stormbreaker a bit cringe. May also try this now...did see it pop up on Prime but wasn't sure. Surprised to even see a thread about it on here! :p
     
  7. Rroff

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    I've only watched a couple of episodes but one thing I find a bit lacking is background exposition on how he acquired these skills - so far it has largely been waved away with "learnt from his uncle" while portraying his uncle as very strict at masking his real profession.

    He mentions at one point knowing Krav Maga and demonstrates at least some competency yet his uncle doesn't seem like the kind of person who'd teach it or likely allow his nephew to learn it from the way he deals with him.
     
  8. Reality|Bites

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    19mins in and I was done and fk righ toff lol :p
     
  9. RobDogDog

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    We've been watching it and it's not bad. Young adult Bourne.
     
  10. Haze

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    Started this today, I don't seem to watch much UK content anymore, but quite liked this
     
  11. Reality|Bites

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    as soon as he said lgtbq I stopped watching.....
     
  12. Rroff

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    I enjoyed the first half but found the second half pretty boring. Unfortunately they jumped through what ultimately was some of the more interesting setup stuff very quickly without really covering what would have been some of the more interesting background aspects and then dragged out the less interesting stuff once the story got into the main section :(
     
  13. TriedandTested

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    The woman playing Jack is just awful. Ruins every part she shows up in.

    Otherwise, a few episodes in, it's....fine. Nothing special and like @Rroff says, there's next to no set up from being a school lad who loses his uncle...to how he's portrayed from that point on. Made no sense to me. Not sure i'll carry on.