I swear I tried, while watching the unspeakable travesty that is The Dark is Rising film, to put aside the knowledge that it had been made from a very, very good book. Was it possible, I wondered, that moviegoers who didn’t know that Susan Cooper’s 1973 gem was being butchered before their eyes might think this was a not-bad movie? No, that simply wasn’t possible, I decided, either from honest judgment or seething fury (and I no longer cared which), not unless this putative viewer was as cynical, as intellectually obtuse and as aesthetically crippled as the filmmakers themselves. Even on its own terms, The Dark is Rising is a very, very bad film.
So... Anybody see it?
(link ia Chrissy)