Thursday, 29 October 2015

Seventh Son

F*cking witches.

Jeff Bridges stars as an aging "spook", something like a paladin without the lawful good part I suppose, and the story is mainly about him and his apprentice trying to put an end to a coven of shape shifting witches. The CGI here is top notch and the critters, sets and costumes are amaze balls (especially the underused mounted knights). There's also a pretty big roster of witches, each with their own unique talents but majority of them are throw away characters. If you haven't guessed it yet, there is a bit of violence in here too, though mostly bloodless.

Lesson One: Orcs have good defense.

While Mr. Bridges has an interesting and very funny character I found it a little hard to understand some of his lines and his apprentice is a bit of a fool at times, just like a few other people who really make poor decisions at bad times.  Also some of the witches could have been acted better I think, the main bad one not being evil enough for my liking. Fantasy wise it's a magnificent setting and a pretty entertaining watch. I can't help but feel they could have done more with the story though. I give this movie two flames out of five and would definitely watch it again.

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