You CAN'T Be Serious!

I just watched the trailor for The Dark Is Rising over and over. Either the actors are BEYOND bad (which is possible) or its not set in Wales! Either way, it doesn't bode well for the movie that I couldn't tell.

The ENTIRE point of the series of books is based on Welsh mythology/legend/druidism/mystic stuff. The books are extraordinary! To base a movie on the books and move it to anywhere else is ridiculous. Wales is a character as much as Will.

I suppose it bodes ill that the trailer starts with "Will was an ordinary boy with an ordinary family and an ordinary life" blah-blah-blah. The books begin from the premise that Will was NEVER an ordinary boy, even before he knew exactly how different he was.

*sigh* I'll probably see it anyway. Still. Something about that trailer just licked the stripe off my candy-cane :(

On the OTHER hand, this will remind me to re-read the series! Very good series. Yes, THAT'S a very happy thought!


And I had the thought later that truly many of the better movies based on books recently (like Potter and LOTR) may have been better precisely BECAUSE they stayed mostly true to the books.

Lucy | 08/01/2007 - 01:29 PM

I am almost always disappointed when I watch a movie made from a book I read. There have been so many that totally change the story line...drives me NUTS.

Leni | 08/01/2007 - 05:48 PM
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