‘Seventh Son’ hit theaters on Feb. 6 and the reviews are in! Is the historic thriller a must watch or a supernatural bore? We’ve got the scoop!
In Seventh Son, Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) is named a supernatural champion centuries ago, following his defeat of the witchy Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore). When she escapes from imprisonment, though, she seeks revenge and plans to wreak havoc on all the world. Sounds juicy right? Well not all critics agree. Check out a review roundup!
‘Seventh Son’ Reviews:
Another winter weekend, another opportunity to stay indoors. Is Seventh Son worth your time?
Every year, in between the big heave known as the fall awards season and that folly we call the Academy Awards, the major movie companies turn into a cinematic slag heap of the bad, the risible and the inexplicable. Even on paper, the latest February throwaway, Seventh Son sounds like a bad idea.
While Seventh Son has trace elements of Saturday afternoon fun, its unoriginal nature gets the better of it. I mean, if you were ever a young man coming of age in a high fantasy and wore an elaborate locket of unknown origin around your neck, wouldn’t you know by now that it signified a noble heritage? There are flashes where you think Seventh Son is going to be wise enough to put a spin on the standard script, but by the end it just devolves into another loud, messy CGI brawl.
Once the plot dominoes are arranged in an overlong series of setups, Seventh Son ends up being a movie about walking, interrupted occasionally by a battle against a mythological monster. It operates an awful lot like a video game—and not a very good one at that, as the creatures conjured in the Dragon Age series are way more convincing than the cartoonish digital bear Bridges wrestles at one point.
Seventh Son is thoroughly ill-conceived, a pale imitation of its more adventurous and breathtaking brethren.
Well, there ya have it! Now it’s your turn: do you plan to see Seventh Son?
— Casey Mink