Filled with magical characters, thrilling action and spectacular visual effects, The Dark Is Rising is an epic fantasy adventure the whole family will love! During Christmas break from school, a seemingly typical teenager discovers he's anything but ordinary. As the seventh son of a seventh son, Will Stanton is The Seeker—a chosen warrior destined to restore the delicate earthly balance between Light and Dark. Guided by ancient protectors of the Light, young Will must travel through time to gather the hidden signs that hold the ultimate power to protect the world.
Tired Good v. Evil Flick
- The Dark Is Rising review by Batman50
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You rated this film: 2
Apart from trying to compete with umpteen good-v-evil films, this film suffered from 2 major problems. Firstly, for a 'family' film it is a little scary in parts for smaller children but not scary enough for adults, and secondly, the acting (apart from Ian MacShane) was unconvincing particularly in the leading parts.
A laboured film that didn't really know which audience to target.
Good family fantasy
- The Dark Is Rising review by Rubber Ducky
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You rated this film: 3
A bit scary in places so I would say not suitable for younger children. A good film about light v. dark, or good v. evil. The lad who plays Will Stanton is one to watch in the future but I found Christopher Eccleston distinctly wooden and uncharismatic. Very disappointing performance from him.