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Seventh Son (2014)

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Seventh Son is a movie starring Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, and Jeff Bridges. 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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(as Sergey Bodrov)

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(screenplay), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Master Gregory
... Tom Ward
... Mother Malkin
... Alice
... Bony Lizzie
... Mam Ward
... Tusk
... Mr. Bradley
... Radu
... Inquisitor
... Urag
... Sarikin
... Strix
... Virahadra
... Malcom Ward
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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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Seventh Son  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,217,640, 8 February 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,223,265

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$114,178,613
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2.39 : 1
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After Alex Pettyfer bowed out from the project, Shiloh Fernandez, Sam Claflin, Caleb Landry Jones and James Frecheville tested for the lead role. Claflin was cast but then bowed out for unknown reasons shortly before filming. See more »

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Every shot of the moon (except for once during the credits) shows a partially-lit moon with the illuminated portion angled upward and away from Earth. This is possible during daytime, but not at night, which all of the scenes with the moon were. 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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Great potential but
15 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

When I first saw the trailer for the movie it shone a light on a book series that I didn't know about. The first trailer was interesting and entertaining. The second one was about just as good as the first one but the movie kinda disappointed me.

Seventh Son has a lot of potential, the special effects are good, the action scenes are interesting, and the cast is amazing but something doesn't gel. There's something wrong the movie could have been better and it might be the writing or the directing . I didn't really care about the characters, I did not once I worried or cared about any of them dying.

The rhythm was also off, there wasn't really a built up, there were no stakes and I was hardly captivated. I'm sorry to say but the trailers were kind of better. I will read the books though, I feel like the best part of Seventh Son might be from the books.

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