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Seventh Son

Written by Joy Dembo on . Posted in 2015

Seventh Son is a Spectacular Fantasy Thriller. This 3D fantasy film will delight young adults with its witches and ghouls, sorcery and magic, and spectacular 3D effects, however for me the theme was a little tired. Never-the-less, I enjoyed the film at face value.

The opening scene shows a woman being mercilessly imprisoned in an underground cavern, in the middle of nowhere, by a young man.

The movie then fast forwards to a later time, when it becomes apparent that the imprisoned woman is a malevolent witch and the evil spectre is about to be released once again on an unsuspecting world.

Master Gregory (Masterfully played by Jeff Bridges) is the Spook… a Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, equipped with the powers to fight the evil supernatural forces which were said to exist in the Middle Ages. Mother Malkin (Played by Julianne Moore) is the malevolent witch whom he had imprisoned centuries before. And, once she is released,  she seeks vengeance on Master Gregory,  and the world in general.

Tom Ward (Played by Ben Barnes) is a young Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, and Master Gregory is fighting against the clock to train this young man before the next full moon.  Training an apprentice usually takes years but Tom is an exceptional pupil, and is more than able to face the witch and save mankind.

And so the adventure begins.  Lots of  fierce battles between good and evil ensue and some surprises await, as secrets are revealed.

The film was written by Joseph Delaney, Matt Greenburg, Charles Leavitt, Aaron Guzikowski and Steven Knight and directed by Sergei Bodrov.

The movie releases on 9 January 2014, at cinemas countrywide and is classified 13V.

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