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YMMV / The Seeker

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  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: They try to explain that it is the fact that he is an Old One, but the skeleton scene was just plain weird.
  • Cliché Storm: Frequently mentioned in the reviews. By taking out the Celtic Mythology that gave the series its depth, and completely rewriting the protagonist, the film was almost nothing but cliches.
  • Narm: A great many of what ought to be dramatic scenes, but the church scene in particular stands out.
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  • Special Effects Failure: All over the place, but the rooks are particularly noteworthy.
  • Took the Bad Film Seriously: Christopher Eccleston, whose iteration of the Rider was the only thing even halfway accurate to the book - in fact, his strong performance feels like it belongs in a different movie altogether. On the other end, while Merriman isn't much like his book counterpart at all, Ian McShane is the only other actor whose acting makes any lasting impression (even if it's a disloyal one for fans of the book).
  • What an Idiot!: Will. He fails to take his quest at all seriously until it's almost too late, spends most of the movie refusing to listen to Merriman (or anyone else), and seems more obsessed with using his powers to steal his brother's girlfriend than anything else.


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