Day 311-- Walden Media ruins (another) book series!

And to think I was going make cheap jokes about a certain Midwest funk/rock band.

Walden Media did a mediocre job with the film version The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. And now they're upping the terribleness ante with Susan Cooper's great Dark is Rising series.

The books were set (if I remember correctly) in 1970s England. Will Stanton was not an American kid that needed cool magic to help his popularity. In fact, the swords-and-spellcasting fantasy schtick was pretty low in the book series; Cooper opted instead for a more subtle, atmospheric approach. The movie trailer gets so many things wrong that it's painful. See for yourself.

posted, with grace and poise, by Jason @ 7/13/2007 09:12:00 PM,


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