Seventh Son (2014) Movie Review

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Seventh Son (2014)

2014 | PG-13 | Action, Fantasy, Adventure
102 minutes / 1h 42min

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Seventh Son Plot Synopsis:

John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected his country from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all manner of things that go bump in the night. However John is not young anymore, and has been seeking an apprentice to carry on his trade. Most have failed to survive. The last hope is a young farmer's son named Thomas Ward. Will he survive the training to become the spook that so many others couldn't? Should he trust the girl with pointy shoes? How can Thomas stand a chance against Mother Malkin, the most dangerous witch in the county?

Seventh Son (2014) Review

Seventh Son (2015) is a fantasy action movie that is filled with awesome adventures. Director Sergey Bodrov (Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007), Prisoner of the Mountains (1996), The Quickie (2001)) directorial skills shine (somewhat) in this movie although it could have been better. The movie contains sexual content, extreme violence, gore, witches, possession, jump scares, dragons, suspense, thrills and major killing.

Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges - The Big Lebowski (1998), Iron Man (2008), True Grit (2010), TRON: Legacy (2010)) is a demon hunter and is the last of the Spooks. The Spooks protect the human race from Supernatural threats by defending them. Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore - The Big Lebowski (1998), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011), The Kids Are All Right (2010)) is a malevolent witch that is imprisoned by Gregory for many years.
The Blood Moon is approaching and will give Mother Malkin enough power to break out of the prison by transforming herself into a dragon. Billy Bradley (Kit Harington - Pompeii (2014), Game of Thrones (2011), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012)) is Gregory’s apprentice and leads him to a little possessed girl. Gregory soon realizes that the little girl is possessed by Mother Malkin and tried to exorcise her. Someone dies during this event while Mother Malkin escapes.

Gregory visits Tom Ward (Ben Barnes - The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008), Stardust (2007), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010), Dorian Gray (2009)) home and offers his parents a lot of money if they let him take Tom as his apprentice. Tom is the seventh son of a seventh son, and his mother gave him her necklace that has a strange stone. Mother Malkin is still on the loose and guesses who will help in the effort to capture her. The movie is very interesting as Tom and Mother Malkin knows the same little girl Alice (Alicia Vikander - A Royal Affair (2012), Ex Machina (2015), Seventh Son (2014), Anna Karenina (2012)) - Whose side is Alice on???

Seventh Son was worth the wait, but I felt they should have fixed all of the plot holes. The actors all did a wonderful job with their parts. The sets were astonishing and were definitely one of the reasons why I will watch this movie again. The storyline was okay, and so was the cinematography and lighting effects. The CGI was not anything too extravagant as I thought it would be which took a point away from this movie. Everyone who loves a good fantasy thriller movie should see Seventh Son.

  • Seventh Son Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 4.55
  • IMDB: 5.5
  • MetaCritic: 3.0
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 1.2

About Seventh Son 2014

Title: Seventh Son
Year: 2014
Runtime: 102 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.28/5 stars from 66,550 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 66,550
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Seventh Son Cast Starring: Djimon Hounsou, Julianne Moore, John DeSantis, Ryan Robbins, Jeff Bridges, Bill Croft, John Andrew Vaas, Fraser Aitcheson, Eric Keenleyside, Antje Traue, John Novak, Jason Scott Lee, Taya Clyne, Olivia Williams, Luc Roderique, Jason Asuncion, Timothy Webber, Loyd Catlett, Brenda McDonald, Zahf Paroo, Simon Burnett, Billy Wickman, Thai-Hoa Le, Graeme Ford, Primo Allon, Alicia Vikander, Jim Shield, Leslie Hucul, Libby Osler, Candice-May Davies
Seventh Son Writers: Charles Leavitt, Steven Knight, Matt Greenberg
Seventh Son Director: Sergey Bodrov, Sergei Bodrov
Box Office: $14,945,592
Production: Universal
Language: English
Country: USA, UK, Canada, China