Parents' Guide to

The Seeker

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Disappointing adaptation of a great kids' book.

Movie PG 2007 94 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Thankful for Common Sense Media!

I am so thankful for Common Sense Media and other parents taking time to write reviews! I checked this movie out from my library and then decided I should look it up. Most of the reviews said it was all right, but I read one about two cops turning into crows and attacking a boy. I decided to preview this on the movie. I only watched this one part it was about two minutes but it was scary! Granted I don't like scary movies at all, but their eyes turned black and their teeth grew and their hands changed into claws. I think it would have given my 10 and 11 year old nightmares. I didn't watch the rest of the movie but if your kids get scared easily don't watch this movie.

Is It Any Good?

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Kids pining for a new Harry Potter-style fantasy film epic will have to keep the vigil going. Will Stanton, seventh son of a seventh son, seeker of the signs that will save all from darkness, makes a fine hero in Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising book series, but the movie adaptation is lousy. Even though a few CGI moments are great fantasy fun, the story is so muddled -- and so unnecessarily altered from the source material -- that it may make you side with the dark forces just this once. Will's growing relationship with the Old Ones and his realization that he's special and has a calling just isn't developed well. The movie's ending is strange and implausible, even for fantasy, and brings up all sorts of questions that future books in Cooper's series won't answer -- because they were not in the book to begin with.

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