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The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Stanton
Gwen Stanton
James Stanton
Edmund Entin ...
Robin Stanton
Gary Entin ...
Paul Stanton
Jordan J. Dale ...


The film tells the story of Will Stanton, a young man who learns he is the last of a group of warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the Dark. Traveling back and forth through time, Will discovers a series of clues which lead him into a showdown with forces of unimaginable power. With the Dark once again rising, the future of the world rests in Will's hands. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Even the smallest of light... shines in the darkness

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fantasy action and some scary images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 October 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Dark Is Rising  »

Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,745,315 (USA) (5 October 2007)


$8,791,738 (USA) (14 December 2007)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Jonathan Jackson had a major role in the film but his part was entirely cut. See more »


When Dawson and Old George carry the Christmas tree through the street, Old George is at the front yet when they arrive at the house, he is at the back. See more »


[first lines]
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.
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Bring back the Whipping Post
25 December 2007 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

The Seeker is not only one of the worst films I have ever seen it is probably the worst movie of all time. PT Barnum said there is one fool born every minute so I ask why were they all involved in making this pile of utter crap? It doesn't matter if it had followed the book (it woefully doesn't) but it isn't a good movie in any respect at all. This was a money grabbing, farce of a movie, with terrible plotting, terrible casting and even worse directing.

It insulted, the readers of the books, children's intelligences worldwide and the movie industry in general. I wouldn't trust the writer nor the director to sit the right way on a toilet.

If you ever read Ian Fleming's work you'd know that the books and film stories are totally different but they manage to convey the ruthlessness, the style and epic quality of the books and add their own style of fun to generate the longest running successful sequels in history.

With the care and attention to detail put into the filming of the Lord of the Rings I honestly thought we were past the limitations that dogged fantasy films in older days but Fox proved us wrong, I can only surmise, that the financial and marketing people don't read, watch good movies or even have decent IQ's.

How is this for a financial idea: Susan Cooper wrote a 5 book masterpiece that works for kids and adults alike. If we cast it properly, plan out a set of films to bring the books that brought joy to millions out to billions we could if done properly be in the money for years to come and rule the Christmas films for the next 5 years. Hmm who do we get to produce it, screen-write it and direct it for us.

I know, how about we get a successful producer, can we get the one who did that massively acclaimed hit "Legally Blonde 2", a screenwriter who can't write for children and a director who admits he doesn't like the fantasy genre.

I'm trying to work out if movies qualify under the Sale of Goods Act here in Britain. Calling the film "The Dark is Rising" might just be considered as false advertising or at least an infringement of the trade descriptions act. I can then claim my money back and clear the way for everyone else to get theirs back too.

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