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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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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

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warrior | power | dog | cat | time travel | See more »

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


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

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5 October 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£214,058 (UK) (19 October 2007)

Gross:

$8,791,738 (USA) (14 December 2007)
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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 rolls 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'. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, Will is wiping his face off with a towel after washing (70:54). When he turns around to face the other people in the room (70:56) his face is still wet. See more »

Quotes

[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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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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Joy to the World
Lyrics by Isaac Watts
Music by George Frideric Handel
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Like the great classics, Like Waterworld.
5 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am quick to love movies, especially ones set in Britain. This one could not pull me in if it had a rope around my neck. The actors of this film do not deserve any ire. They did the best that they were told to do. Which involved over-emoting and false drama. For that the director deserves horrible ratings. The real villain of this movie is the writer. Now, I have not read the book, I pray that it is better than this waste of an hour and 39 minutes. Though if the screenplay is based on the book, it is probably 26 pages long. The dialog was uninviting, there was not a shred of suspense. Everything was stumbled upon or told immediately by another character. I give credit to the producer, the money spent on the actors was probably worth it I did think that there was a bit of integrity because of the actors (I was wrong). Though in the future they ought to spend more on rewrites. The screenplay writer needs to never work with the pen again. It would be better that way. Don't spend money on this. Take the time to find a place that is still showing Stardust, if it is 2 counties away, still worth more than subjecting your self to this terrible "coming of age" fiasco. I want my money back.


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