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Seventh Son (2014)

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When Mother Malkin, the queen of evil witches, escapes the pit she was imprisoned in by professional monster hunter Spook decades ago and kills his apprentice, he recruits young Tom, the seventh son of the seventh son, to help him.



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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


When darkness falls, the son will rise

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

6 February 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Seventh Son  »

Box Office


$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,217,640 (USA) (6 February 2015)


$17,176,900 (USA) (13 March 2015)

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2.35 : 1
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The film was released in New Zealand on 26th February 2015. See more »


It is impossible to see (a) cloud(s) through the convex portion of the moon at its crescent stage. See more »


[first lines]
Mother Malkin: Gregory! Gregory! Have mercy. Release me. Gregory! Come back! Gregory!
Mother Malkin: [seasons come and go] My power returns with the rise of the blood moon. Hell awakens.
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Solid fantasy-adventure
31 January 2015 | by (Budapest) – See all my reviews

I'm afraid after many delays and with a February release date in the US, this would flop. I would understand it in a way. It looks like a cheap B-movie. And a B-movie it is: offers nothing new, nothing special, it exists only to entertain. And you know what? I LOVE that. I'm THAT kind of person.

Despite it is based on a book, the story is so average it hurts. And while the characters are also clichéd, at least they have some flesh, thanks to the actors and the director.

It has some nice monster action set pieces and the pace moves in a good fashion. While its production cost is nowhere to the likes of a Hobbit movie, the effects are great and I was very surprised that the 3D actually worked.

My advise: If you want an experience like the Hobbit or the Harry Potter movies, don't watch this. But if you like fantasy movies like Willow or Dragonheart (and maybe Stardust), give it a chance.

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