Based on Joseph Delaney’s The Spook’s Apprentice, Seventh Son is the silver screen adaptation by Sergey Bodrov and it stars Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, Olivia Williams, and Jeff Bridges.
Premise: 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. The last hope is a young farmer’s son named Thomas Ward.
Thomas is apprenticed to the local Spook to learn to fight evil spirits. His first great challenge comes when the powerful Mother Malkin escapes her confinement while the Spook is away.
Review: As I previously said about it, when I first saw the trailer for the movie it shone a light on a book series that I didn’t know about. The first trailer was interesting and entertaining. The second one was about just as good as the first one but the movie kinda disappointed me.
Seventh Son has a lot of potential, the special effects are good, the action scenes are interesting, and the cast is amazing but something doesn’t gel. There’s something wrong the movie could have been better and it might be the writing or the directing . I didn’t really care about the characters, I did not once I worried or cared about any of them dying.
The rhythm was also off, there wasn’t really a built up, there were no stakes and I was hardly captivated. I’m sorry to say but the trailers were kind of better. I will read the books though, I feel like the best part of Seventh Son might be from the books.
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