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Seventh Son (I) (2014)

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Young 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.

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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. Most have failed to survive. The last hope is a young farmer's son named Thomas Ward. Will he survive the training to become the spook that so many others couldn't? Should he trust the girl with pointy shoes? How can Thomas stand a chance against Mother Malkin, the most dangerous witch in the county? Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for intense fantasy violence and action throughout, frightening images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Warner Bros. was originally supposed to release the film as part of a long-running partnership with the film's producer, Legendary Entertainment. Advertising materials were already being made when both parties agreed to end the partnership, and Legendary affiliated with Universal Pictures, which is now distributing the film. This explains why early posters still contain the Warner Bros. logo. See more »

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Underwhelming as hell
4 January 2015 | by (Bangkok) – See all my reviews

Just watched this movie unexpectedly last night having not watched the Trailer prior to viewing it in theater as well as having no idea about its synopsis. And I have to say, thank God I didn't see it in 3D because it would have been a waste of time and money in my opinion.

The story was neither original nor compelling (I should mention, that I have not read The Spook's Apprentice and I didn't even know that it was based on a novel until the end credits).

Ben Barnes doesn't electrify on-screen. He looked more like a paper-doll cut-out moving about the place. Kit Harington at the beginning of the movie had more charisma. I felt that Barnes' uninspired performance largely dragged the movie down.

Overall, everything just looked unspectacular, despite the costumes, the settings,the CGI monsters and creatures. Not even the always watchable Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Olivia Williams and Djimon Hounsou could save this movie.

I'm a huge fan of fantasy action adventure movies but everything in the Seventh Son, the romance, the action scenes, the dialog, etc. all looked like it was borrowed from another movie. Even the jokes were cliché.

I watched it with a couple of friends and man, were we all very much underwhelmed by the end of this movie.


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