The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)
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as Will Stanton
as The Rider
as Miss Greythorne
as Merriman Lyon
as Mary Stanton
as Max Stanton
as James Stanton
as John Stanton
as Old George
as Maggie Barnes
as Stephen Stanton
as The Walker
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Critic Reviews for The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
Director David L. Cunningham's proffered chills are strictly of the lightweight variety: a menacing flock of ravens, a slimy skein of snakes and a couple of mall security yobs too fat or stupid to overpower even a spindly teenager.
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising isn't an out and out bad film, there have certainly been worse films and recently, but it's not particularly good either, suffering from ill-conceived and executed story decisions that rob it of tension or interest.
a lot of shouting offered up as an ineffectual camouflage to the picture's complete lack of ambition.
Sloppy, lifeless storytelling so limp it guarantees no sequels will be made.
Audience Reviews for The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
Eccleston shines as the bad guy. Decent visual effects but a choppy movie.
Cast: Ian McShane, Christopher Eccleston, Gregory Smith, Wendy Crewson, Jonathan Jackson, Amelia Warner, James Cosmo, Emma Lockhart, Frances Conroy, Drew Tyler Bell, Jim Piddock, John Benjamin Hickey, Alexander Ludwig
Director: David L. Cunningham
Summary: Just as he turns 14, young Will Stanton (Alexander Ludwig) learns that he's the last of a race of paladins known as "the Light" who are dedicated to beating back the forces of darkness and their malevolent leader, the Rider (Christopher Eccleston). As Will travels through time gathering the powerful artifacts that will give rise to the ultimate showdown, he must keep the Rider at bay.
My Thoughts: "Movies based on books should make you want to read the book/books if you haven't. Not the case with this movie. It just was not made very well and the directing was as poor as some of the acting. The acting felt very cheesy at moments. I think with better directing and some better acting the film could be much better."
Amateurishly directed, cheesy, repetitive and badly written. I just wish they would stop making these kind of derivative, uninspired fantasy flicks. Because it's at a point now where we get too much quantity and far too little quality.
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