The Seeker (Movie)

Based on The Dark is Rising by Susan Coper
Studio: 20th Century Fox (2007)
Rating: PG-13

Genre: Fantasy
Director: David L. Cunningham
Main Cast: Christopher Eccleston, Alexander Ludwig

Viewer’s Annotation: When he turns 14, Will learns that he is the Seeker responsible for finding six signs in time to prevent Dark from vanquishing Light.

Summary: The Dark is on the rise, the Rider has been biding his time, and American teen Will learns of his true identity: as the seventh son of a seventh son, he is the Seeker who is compelled to search out five signs hidden throughout history. The Seeker must unite the five signs with a sixth in time to prevent the Rider from reaching the height of his powers and destroying Earth. Aided by the “old ones,” Will must embrace his identity and learn to harness his own powers for light to win out over dark.

Notes: While visually spectacular, the movie progresses through the thin plot without engaging characters to create an emotional viewing experience.
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