Thursday, February 5, 2015
The fantasy Seventh Son never endears itself, making swooping dragons, witches, and epic battles about as bland as possible.
Review by Matt CummingsIn Sergey Bodrov's teen lit fantasy Seventh Son, a young man (Ben Barnes) is whisked away by the dangerous Seeker Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges), who believes his special talent as a seventh son of a seventh son will help him to combat the reemergence of the witch Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), who was imprisoned decades before by Gregory. Her arrival spells dark days for the region, and Gregory has been called to deal with her. Using a collection of specialized weapons and training, Gregory and Tom venture off to do battle, not knowing just how big the threat has become. Malkin has assembled a collection of dangerous sorcerers and witches, including Radu (Djimon Hounsou) and Bony Lizzie (Antje Traue) all of whom have wanted Gregory dead for years. But Gregory has a few tricks up his sleeve, especially when he learns that Tom is much more powerful than he realizes, but also isn't aware of his love affair with the witch Alice (Alicia Vikander). As the blood moon rises and Malkin's power grows, a final battle ensues that will determine whether the region lives free or under the oppression of evil sorcery. Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms, and follow author Matt Cummings at @mfc90125.