David Appleby
Gregory Kirschling
October 10, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Seeker

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
runtime
93 minutes
Wide Release Date
10/05/07
performer
Alexander Ludwig, Ian McShane, Frances Conroy
director
David L. Cunningham
distributor
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author
John Hodge
genre
ActionAdventure, Kids and Family

We gave it a C-

Say you wanted to dream up a fantasy movie for kids. Make your hero a reluctant 14-year-old. Imbue him with magic powers, and then tell him to avert the end of the world by helping the forces of ”Light” battle the forces of ”Dark.” As for the bad guy, throw Christopher Eccleston on a horse. Add in some ravens, and you’ve got yourself The Seeker, a movie that should’ve been made shortly after its source material — Susan Cooper’s Newbery winner — debuted in 1973. As is, it feels entirely too generic to work today. C-

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