Seventh Son


Main Plot Points:

  • In a time of enchantments when legends and magic collide, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order (Oscar winner Jeff Bridges) travels to find a prophesized hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son (Ben Barnes of The Chronicles of Narnia).
  • Torn from his quiet life as a farmhand, the unlikely young hero embarks on a daring adventure with his battle-hardened mentor to vanquish a dark queen (Oscar winner Julianne Moore) and the army of supernatural assassins she has dispatched against their kingdom.

What We Thought:

  • I remember seeing the trailer for Seventh Son a few years ago and thinking it looked pretty terrible. And then the movie never came out. It got shelved and sat for a couple of years before being dumped in theaters a few months ago.
  • Now that it’s out on video, I thought I’d give it a whirl and see if it was as bad as I expected it to be. And you know what? It turned out to be a lot of fun!
  • I mean, it’s not a great film by any stretch of the imagination, but it knows better than to take itself too seriously. Julianne Moore gets to chew the scenery as a witch/demon/dragon, and Jeff Bridges does that thing he always does where he has long hair and talks funny. But every 20 minutes or so there’s a huge, special effects-filled battle sequence that makes watching this film quite enjoyable.
  • The plot is negligible and the characters are rather cliched, but those constant adrenaline jolts keep things moving and it’s hard not to just go along for the ride.
  • Seventh Son is far from great filmmaking, but for a purely entertaining day to kill 90 minutes, I’ve seen a lot worse.

Special Features:

  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted/Alternate Scenes
  • The Making of Seventh Son: “Forging a Medieval Realm”
  • Visual Effects Gallery
  • The Legend and Lore of the Seventh Son
  • The Making of Seventh Son: “Defenders of Good” & “Resurrecting the Wicked”

Notable Cast & Crew:

  • Julianne Moore
  • Jeff Bridges
  • Alicia Vikander
  • Kit Harington
  • Antje Traue
  • Ben Barnes

Recommended if You Like:

  • 47 Ronin
  • Big fantasy movies
  • Jeff Bridges doing that thing he always does now