The Seeker: The Dark is Rising

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


The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
Another battle between good and evil, this time based on a series of teen novels set in England but Americanised for the movie. He's a young boy in a large family, but he doesn't fit it. One day, he finds out why... as the seventh son of a seventh son, he is a member of the Light, and has been given the task of defeating the Lord of the Dark. He has help from the last surviving members of The Light, as he time-travels around the world seeking the six objects necessary to win the battle.

99 minutes.
No persons under 10 (Violence).
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller.
So you
So you're sure that when I kill the baddie I'll get the girl?

Credits

Cast
Alexander Ludwig, Christopher Eccleston, Ian McShane, Frances Conroy, James Cosmo, Jim Piddock, Amelia Warner, John Benjamin Hickey, Wendy Crewson
Director
David L. Cunningham
ScreenplayJohn Hodge, from the novel by Susan Cooper
MusicChristophe Beck
CinematographyJoel Ransom
EditingGeoffrey Rowland, Eric A. Sears
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2007
Produced byMarc Platt Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Walden Media

Official Site | IMDB page | CAP Report | ScreenIt Report
Trailer: Small | Medium | Large

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreFantasy, adventure
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFrequent, threatening and menacing but unrealistic
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Adjusted Childcare Action Project (CAP) Report (USA)

CategoryScore (-50 to 50)
Wanton Violence / Crime
3
Impudence / Hate
39
Sexual Immorality
50
Drugs / Alcohol
28
Offence to God
-50
Murder / Suicide
43
Final score
19

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconMythical book turns mindless film.
5
Die Burger
Jeanne Hugo quote iconEffens onafgeronde maar tog genotlike vertelling.
10
The Citizen
Peter Feldman quote iconThe Dark Is Rising is a limp adventure yarn based on Susan Cooper's second award-winning book. The producers have taken great liberties in translating her book to the screen, and the end result is a damp squib.
6
24.com
Ivan Sadler quote iconThe Dark is Rising is one of those films that just missed the band wagon and it secretly knows it.
5
BBC
Paul Arendt quote iconAll in all, this is a terrible bodge.
5
ScreenIt
quote iconSuffers from far too many faults to work as intended.
6
Metacritic.com
21 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
82 critics
8
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe magic of the book is lost in translation with The Seeker.
3

What the People say

Internet
1214 Netizens quote iconStory and Originality are almost officially Dead
10

Average .. 33%

7




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