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The Dark is Rising movie

Postby badmartialarts » Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:25 pm

Is it anything remotely like the books? I really liked the book series when I was a kid.
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Postby badmartialarts » Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:28 pm

IMDB is telling me it isn't. :(
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Postby aesling » Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:20 pm

Yeah, when I first heard they were making a movie I was really excited, but from the previews it looks like they fucked it up. I mean, they gave Will telekinesis and shit. WTF.
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Postby CodeZTM » Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:29 pm

From what I've heard and seen, tis going to suck. X_X
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Postby Kalium » Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:18 pm

aesling wrote:Yeah, when I first heard they were making a movie I was really excited, but from the previews it looks like they fucked it up. I mean, they gave Will telekinesis and shit. WTF.

Well, the Old Ones did have all sorts of crazy powers.

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Postby aesling » Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:25 pm

Kalium wrote:
aesling wrote:Yeah, when I first heard they were making a movie I was really excited, but from the previews it looks like they fucked it up. I mean, they gave Will telekinesis and shit. WTF.

Well, the Old Ones did have all sorts of crazy powers.

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Yes, but mostly incantations having to do with time and fighting the Dark iirc, not random superpowers (though admitedly it has been a while since I read the books). And I wonder if they mention the whole being immortal thing in the movie.
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Postby badmartialarts » Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:00 am

Well, High King Math et Mathonwy knows no more than I. And I know this movie will annoy me so I will avoid it. :)
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Postby Serv0 » Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:14 pm

Saw it.

SUCK! SUCK! SUCK!

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Postby requiett » Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:56 am

badmartialarts wrote:IMDB is telling me it isn't. :(

And a great source of factual information it is.
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Postby Kalium » Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:55 pm

:down:

Seriously. I read these books as a kid. I think a more faithful translation would have been better.

I don't like what they did to Merriman, either. I always pictured him as a Gandalf-esque figure, not some old battle-ax. [spoiler]Plus, what is this crap with Will being the Sign of Fire and Tom being alive?[/spoiler]

Nevermind the lack of the Wild Hunt. That was one of the coolest scenes in the book.
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Postby mexicanjunior » Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:12 pm

Kalium wrote::
I don't like what they did to Merriman, either. I always pictured him as a Gandalf-esque figure, not some old battle-ax


Shawne Merriman?

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Postby Kalium » Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:23 pm

Uhm.... no.
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