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* AdaptationalJerkass: Will's brothers in the original book were loving and supportive. Here, they're complete dicks to him.


* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the book, [[spoiler: Thomas Stanton was the Stantons' first child who died soon after he was born]]. In the movie, however, [[spoiler: he's Will's twin brother who was kidnapped by the Rider when they were babies. Kinda makes you wonder how the hell he didn't realize he'd kidnapped the wrong child]].

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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the book, [[spoiler: Thomas Stanton was the Stantons' first child who died soon after he was born]]. In the movie, however, [[spoiler: he's Will's twin brother who was kidnapped by the Rider when they were babies. Kinda makes you wonder how the hell he didn't realize he'd kidnapped the wrong child]].child or why he didn't kidnap them both just to be sure]].


* HollywoodGenetics: Blond Will's parents and siblings are all brunettes. This is probably meant to signify something, but we're never told what.

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* HollywoodGenetics: Blond Will's parents and siblings are all brunettes.have brown hair. This is probably meant to signify something, but we're never told what.


''The Seeker'' is a 2007 fantasy film incredibly [[InNameOnly loosely]] based on the novel ''Literature/TheDarkIsRising'' by Creator/SusanCooper and starring [[TheHungerGames Alexander Ludwig]] and Creator/ChristopherEccleston. Because of its controversial changes from the book, it was released as ''The Dark is Rising'' in the UK, and in some other markets as ''The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising'' due to its complete lack of resemblance to the book. The screenwriter infamously claimed to have only read a few pages of the book, before getting bored and just using the back cover, referring to Cooper's novel as a "slog", and the director did not even bother reading it. Cooper was very upset and disowned the movie after seeing it (as did most fans).

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''The Seeker'' is a 2007 fantasy film incredibly [[InNameOnly loosely]] based on the novel ''Literature/TheDarkIsRising'' by Creator/SusanCooper and starring [[TheHungerGames [[Film/TheHungerGames Alexander Ludwig]] and Creator/ChristopherEccleston. Because of its controversial changes from the book, it was released as ''The Dark is Rising'' in the UK, and in some other markets as ''The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising'' due to its complete lack of resemblance to the book. The screenwriter infamously claimed to have only read a few pages of the book, before getting bored and just using the back cover, referring to Cooper's novel as a "slog", and the director did not even bother reading it. Cooper was very upset and disowned the movie after seeing it (as did most fans).


* AdaptationalNationality: This movie makes the Stantons into Americans.

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* AdaptationalNationality: This movie makes In the Stantons into Americans.book the Stanton family are British, here they are Americans who just moved to England.

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* ChekhovsGun: Will gets a digital watch for his birthday, which he later uses to amaze a Viking.


* HormoneAddledTeenager: What's one of the first things Will wants to do with his powers? Get a girl. His brother's girlfriend, no less.

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* HormoneAddledTeenager: What's one of the first things fourteen-year-old Will wants to do with his powers? Get a girl. His brother's girlfriend, no less.


* HormoneAddledTeenager: What's one of the first things Will wants to do with his powers? Get a girl. His brother's girlfriend, no less. In the books, he was a ChasteHero with no thoughts about dating whatsoever; he didn't even notice that Jane was pretty until Bran mentioned it, and it was still inconsequential.

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* HormoneAddledTeenager: What's one of the first things Will wants to do with his powers? Get a girl. His brother's girlfriend, no less. In the books, he was a ChasteHero with no thoughts about dating whatsoever; he didn't even notice that Jane was pretty until Bran mentioned it, and it was still inconsequential.


** This is based on a very ''early'' scene from the book (''Literature/TheDarkIsRising''), where he, Merriman, and the Lady are holding a three-person circle of power in the Hall while the Dark tries to beat down the door, and they break his concentration by convincing him briefly that they've got his family captive. He lets go of his new comrades' hands, and the Lady has to temporarily die to save the day. Then Merriman actually explains a little bit, although he has an infuriating habit of explaining nothing, ever. (Will's also only just eleven in the book.)

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* MagicalSeventhSon: Will is the seventh son of a seventh son, and destined to save the world from darkness.

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* LogoJoke: The 20th Century Fox logo sequence plays out normally until the end, when the shade of yellow changes and massive swirling patterns appear on both sides of the logo.


* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the book, Will had a twin brother who died when they were young. In the movie, however, [[spoiler: it's revealed that his twin brother was kidnapped by the villain when they were babies and he had no idea that he'd had the wrong child this whole time]].

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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the book, Will had a twin brother [[spoiler: Thomas Stanton was the Stantons' first child who died when they were young. soon after he was born]]. In the movie, however, [[spoiler: it's revealed that his he's Will's twin brother who was kidnapped by the villain Rider when they were babies and babies. Kinda makes you wonder how the hell he had no idea that didn't realize he'd had kidnapped the wrong child this whole time]].child]].

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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In the book, Will had a twin brother who died when they were young. In the movie, however, [[spoiler: it's revealed that his twin brother was kidnapped by the villain when they were babies and he had no idea that he'd had the wrong child this whole time]].


* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:In the books, Thomas Stanton was either stillborn or died after birth. Here, he was kidnapped by the Rider, and freed by Will]].

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:In the books, Thomas Stanton was either stillborn or the first of the Stantons' children and died three days after birth. Here, he was made into a surprise twin brother kidnapped by the Rider, and freed by Will]].

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