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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
The scene where Will is sent back in time to a viking raid was originally longer. Will was did not arrive in the middle of the raid but arrived moments before the vikings attacked, spotting them sneaking towards the village and having time to realize what was going to happen. The vikings and the villagers where mostly played by re-enactors who brought their own costumes. As it happens, actor Alexander Ludwig later found great success playing the viking Bjorn Ironside in History Channel's series Vikings. See more »
When Dawson and Old George deliver the Christmas tree through the front door, it is bigger that the tree they carry down the stairs. See more »
I was beside myself with glee when I first heard of this movie. The book it is based on has been a book I have read and reread as well as given to children and adults alike over the years. So I was HORRIBLY disappointed at the changes made in this adaptation. Key elements left out, characterizations gutted, the mythos it was based on trivialized.
After such great adaptations as LotR, Narnia and the Potter books to see this classic ruined was a sad sight.
The books concepts depend on British folktales and legends (Arthurian based) and the movie seems to have tossed that aside in an attempt to woo American audiences. The family is changed, leaving out the close knit structure that is the basis of the story.
Don't see this movie. Don't let your kids see this movie. Do yourselves a favor and read the book.
Someday someone will make this movie with an eye to the source material.
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