The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Drama, Family


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A boy's life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark.


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13 April 2009 | ma-cortes
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| Fantasy in which the dark forces confront for dominating the world until arrival a saviour
This fantastic film concerns on a young boy Will Stanton(Alexander Ludwig), he's the seventh son of a seven sons(Gregory Smith, among others) from Stanton parents(Wendy Crewson,John Hickey). Thanks a strange group(Ian McShane,Frances Conroy,Jim Piddock) Will aware in his fourteenth birthday that he's the last and powerful warrior who ought to fight against the forces of the dark led by the Rider(Christopher Eccleston). Meantime Will fall in love with a beautiful young girl named Maggie(Amelia Warner). Will Stanton must to seek a series of clues which lead to seven hidden shinning objects . The future of the mankind rests in his own powers as traveling back and forward throughout time.

This youth fantasy feature contains amazing adventures, emotion, imagination and impressive production values. It takes parts here and there from C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia, J.R.R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and J.K Rowling's Harry Potter. Breathtaking ending confrontation between the dark and light forces with outstanding array of special effects and full of witchcraft and wizardry abound. It's lavishly produced about 45 million dollars though was a flop at the box office. Spectacular production design filmed on location in Romania and adding a luxurious cinematography by Joel Ransom. Emotive and stirring musical score by Christophe Beck. The tale is based on Susan Cooper novel and screenplay by John Hodge(Transporting). The motion picture picture is regularly paced by David L Cunningham but contains some flaws and gaps. Cunningham is a good director as TV movie(Little house on the prairie,The path to P/1) as cinema(To end all wars, After).

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Based on the novel 'The Dark is Rising' by Susan Cooper, which is part of a series of five books collectively called 'The Dark is Rising Sequence'. 'The Dark is Rising' is in fact the second book in the series, and the first to feature the character of Will Stanton, who is arguably the hero of the rest of the series. The first book, 'Over Sea, Under Stone' focuses on three other children who play key roles in the sequence: Simon, Jane and Barney Drew, who also appear in two other books in the series: 'Greenwitch' and 'Silver On the Tree'. 'The Grey King' introduces Bran Davies who rounds out the cast. The only common character between the all five books is Merriman Lyon. The five books are: 'Under Sea, Under Stone', 'The Dark is Rising', 'Greenwitch', 'The Grey King' and 'Silver on the Tree'.


Quotes

Paul Stanton: Hey man, let's get out of here.
Robin Stanton: School is out.
James Stanton: What's up, little brother? I gotta catch up with the twins.
Gwen Stanton: Hi Will.
Will Stanton: Come on, Gwen. Let's go.


Goofs

In the scene where the doctor comes in to look at Will's ankle, the shot changes from over the doctor's shoulder to a frontal shot of the doctor at 33:50 with his lips forming only the word "bite" when the soundtrack has the words "I don't bite" so that he has a broad toothy grin when "bite" occurs on the soundtrack.


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We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Traditional
Performed by The CSSR State Philharmonic
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q

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Adventure | Drama | Family | Fantasy | Thriller

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