A boy's life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark.
Release Year: 2007
Rating: 4.7/10 (8,369 voted)
Critic's Score: 38/100
David L. Cunningham
Stars: Alexander Ludwig, Ian McShane, Christopher Eccleston
The film tells the story of Will Stanton, a young man who learns he is the last of a group of warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the Dark. Traveling back and forth through time, Will discovers a series of clues which lead him into a showdown with forces of unimaginable power. With the Dark once again rising, the future of the world rests in Will's hands.
Writers: John Hodge, Susan Cooper
John Benjamin Hickey
Drew Tyler Bell
Jordan J. Dale
Even the smallest of light… shines in the darkness
Release Date: 5 October 2007
Filming Locations: MediaPro Studios, Bucharest, Romania
Opening Weekend: $3,745,315
(7 October 2007)
(16 December 2007)
Did You Know?
Alexander Ludwig also plays the role of twin brother Tom, but isn't credited for this role.
Crew or equipment visible:
In the scene where the Stanton family moves to the manor and the Rider is letting the ice/water run, when he gets off his horse and it is prancing behind him you can see a whip behind it making it move (from 79:10 to 79:13).
Hey man, let's get out of here.
School is out.
What's up, little brother? I gotta catch up with the twins.
Come on, Gwen. Let's go.
Worst adaptation EVER
I was beside myself with glee when I first heard of this movie. The
book it is based on has been a book I have read and reread as well as
given to children and adults alike over the years. So I was HORRIBLY
disappointed at the changes made in this adaptation. Key elements left
out, characterizations gutted, the mythos it was based on trivialized.
After such great adaptations as LotR, Narnia and the Potter books to
see this classic ruined was a sad sight.
The books concepts depend on British folktales and legends (Arthurian
based) and the movie seems to have tossed that aside in an attempt to
woo American audiences. The family is changed, leaving out the close
knit structure that is the basis of the story.
Don't see this movie. Don't let your kids see this movie. Do yourselves
a favor and read the book.
Someday someone will make this movie with an eye to the source