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  •  Well, that explains.. (3+ / 0-)
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    biscobosco, caul, stormicats

    .... why The Dark is Rising was so far off from the book....

    •  And why I could not bring myself to see it (0+ / 0-)

      Quite frankly, the Dark is Rising is a blatantly pagan story steeped in the old English/Celtic magical traditions and legends.  That it was twisted by Anschutz into something that could be read as Christian allegory if you squinted real hard and didn't turn up the lights too much was just an abomination.

      I never saw a movie so thoroughly and comprehensively panned as this one.  Reading the reviews turned me off so much that I haven't even looked at as a freebie from the library.

      Eventually someone will do it right, and audiences will see that J.K. Rowling is not the only person -- far less the first -- to do an epic tale of magic in the "real world."  I will practice patience....

      "There isn't a way things should be. There's just what happens, and what we do." — Terry Pratchett (A Hat Full of Sky)

      by stormicats on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 10:31:40 PM PDT

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      •  I was running an after school book club (0+ / 0-)

        And we read this book. Many kids had read the series and we went as a group to the film. It sucked

        Since when is the party that embraces all the top tenets of Satan allowed to call the God shots?--wyvern

        by voracious on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 12:24:22 AM PDT

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