Crying In The Dark

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Writing in The Scotsman, Craig Naples is depressed by the trailer for The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising:

...Susan Cooper's sequence of children's books is a subtle and slow-burning story of the struggle between the Light and the Dark which goes on just below the surface of everyday life, and weaves Arthurian, Welsh and other myths around the story of a young lad named Will from a happy, loving family in middle England. As a child, I loved these quietly terrifying pagan masterpieces, and intend to revisit them again soon.

The Seeker, on the other hand, appears to be nothing more than a swords-and-sorcery beat-'em-up about a teenage American boy who has to defeat the forces of the Dark and get a girlfriend: shoddy, violent Christian allegory. I almost cried when I saw the trailer. ..

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