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The Seventh Son [DVD] [2013]

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  • Actors: Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges
  • Directors: Sergey Bodrov
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Classification: To be announced
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (338 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00BC36WC4

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The Seventh Son of the Seventh Son 'Tom Ward' (Ben Barnes) seemingly the son of simple farmers is sought out
and paid for by 'Master Gregory' (Jeff Bridges) the sole remaining warrior of the Mystical Order (A Spook) to serve
as his apprentice.
'Master Gregory' battles against the Dark Forces, normally it takes ten years to train an apprentice, however 'Tom'
who has inherited powers he's yet to learn of, has just one week to learn the necessary skills before embarking upon
the battle to come against the powerful 'Dark Queen' (Julianne Moore) who can transform herself into a Dragon, she
also commands many powerful allies including those that can transform into fearsome creatures.
'Master Gregory' along with his faithful servant 'Tusk' (John Desantis) and apprentice 'Tom' must be ready before the
'Red Moon' which will herald the heights of the 'Dark Queen's' powers.
The walled city which is under threat from the Queens attention will pay 'Master Gregory' to protect them, if he can
that is, the signal they use to summon the 'Spook' is the Bell in the tower.
Of course as is tradition, there is romance in the air between 'Tom' and the 'Dark Queen's' sisters Daughter 'Alice'
(Alicia Vikander) who 'Tom' had saved earlier in the walled City from being burnt by the hoards as a Witch.
This a mystical fantasy adventure in which the evil forces that only the 'Spook' and his two companions can combat...
the Kingdom is at risk if 'Master Gregory' and the 'Seventh Son' fail.
This a superb fantasy tale in which 'Jeff Bridges' is masterful as the Mystic-Warrior.
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This is an OK film and would probably suit family viewing or younger viewers as it's a fairly non-taxing simple Good vs Evil fantasy adventure film typical of the genre with dragons, witches, wizards (kind of) and of course the simple farmer-boy-turned-hero who is here to save the day and fall in love with a girl. The film looks great and the effects are pretty good in most places and the pacing and action is decent enough to keep younger viewers engaged through to the end - I'd happily put this on for a bunch of kids and know that it would satisfy and keep them entertained. On that level, I enjoyed the film myself to a degree.

However, from an adult point of view there is much that jars and annoys and lets the film down. The main culprit that really let the film down for me (and almost made it unwatchable at times) was Jeff Bridges, who plays Master Gregory, a wizard/mystic type. He was terrible. He seemed to spend the entire film trying to do his best Gandalf/Ian McKellen impression - constantly mimicking his body posture, his facial expressions and worst of all his voice - both of us watching it couldn't stop commenting how utterly annoying and distracting it was. I don't know what he thought he was achieving but it really was like some idiot pretending to be Gandalf from Lord of the Rings for nearly two hours and I just wanted one of the characters to hit him around the head with something to make it stop. Awful. If it wasn't for him I would probably watch this film again at some point but I don't know if I could sit through his bizarre performance a second time.

Next, Julianne Moore - I love this actress. I think she's absolutely brilliant in nearly everything she does but she just didn't quite pull it off for me.
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Just rented and watched this last night through our Fire Stick and whilst not the best film I have seen recently, it was okay and I quite enjoyed it and liked it.

The film tells about a witch hunter aka a 'Spook' (Jeff Bridges) and how he locked away a very powerful witch (Julianne Moore) until she manages to escape many years later. She subsequently kills his apprentice (Kit Harington from Game of Thrones) and he therefore travels to get a replacement apprentice who must be a seventh son of a seventh son (Ben Barnes). Whilst being taught how to hunt and kill witches on the way to hunt and kill the Queen witch Malkin (Moore), Tom (Barnes) falls in love with a witch (Alicia Vikander).

I won't ruin the film for anyone who does want to watch it by carrying on but if you are having a night in and fancy something reasonable to watch and have watched all the latest big movies then this is worth a punt and you may find you enjoy it like I did.
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its not bad, and its not great.

with these kinds of fantasy films the world is your oyster when figuring out how to make it. The bench marks in my oppinion are willow and teh princess bride. great adventures that sweep the audience along on a thrill ride where teh characters are interesting and almost lve outside the film, and where you care what happens to them. Well....this Im afraid doesnt achieve either. The overall tone of the film is flat, you dont find yourself caring what happens really, its an ok film which is entirely watchable, but that about it. The performances by two oscar winners are ok but at no point do you find the characters develop, or do you find yourself involved in the film. its a "slay the witch" by the numbers movie that you have seen time and time again. The story is obvious, the people are mainly obvious, and teh dialogue, even the jokes fall flat. I think this is a directional, editing issue more than the actors. For some reason it has ended up as a by the numbers fantasy movie instead of what t could have been which was a franchise possible adventure romp.

In short you wont hate it but I dont think you will be watching it a second time unless in 10 years time you find it on tv late at night with nothing else to watch
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