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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

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When darkness falls, the son will rise


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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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6 February 2015 (USA)  »

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$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,217,640 (USA) (8 February 2015)

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$17,223,265 (USA)
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Trivia

The books were written by an English writer and are sold in England as 'The Spook's Apprentice' series, but in the US the title was changed as the word spook was deemed offensive. See more »

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

Quotes

[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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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #51.11 (2014) See more »

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Entertaining
10 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great sets, good acting, adventure, fantasy, good guys, bad guys, magic, dragons, humor and romance. We went to be entertained and we were. Very enjoyable and the good guys win.

If your looking for a critics choice then you might as well stay home, if you use the critics bad reviews as a reason to go. You'll enjoy it, the critics can't act or they would, they simply whine, nitpick and criticize what they themselves are incapable of.

The interaction between characters was easy going and they seemed at ease with one another. Jeff Bridges was perfect in his role and carried the film. The scenery was great and the storyline while simple was well done and fun.

Once again the critics are wrong. Enjoy.


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