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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.

Director:

Sergei Bodrov (as Sergey Bodrov)

Writers:

Charles Leavitt (screenplay), Steven Knight (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Bridges ... Master Gregory
Ben Barnes ... Tom Ward
Julianne Moore ... Mother Malkin
Alicia Vikander ... Alice
Antje Traue ... Bony Lizzie
Olivia Williams ... Mam Ward
John DeSantis ... Tusk
Kit Harington ... Mr. Bradley
Djimon Hounsou ... Radu
Gerard Plunkett ... Inquisitor
Jason Scott Lee ... Urag
Kandyse McClure ... Sarikin
Luc Roderique ... Strix
Zahf Paroo ... Virahadra
Timothy Webber ... Malcom Ward
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Storyline

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


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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USA | UK | Canada | China

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seventh Son See more »

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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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Color

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2.39 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

A the beginning of the movie, Master Gregory tells his apprentice to get the long bow, however the bow he picks up is the shorter, composite bow. 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 The Blockbuster Buster: Seventh Son (2015) See more »

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Great potential but
15 January 2015 | by paul_3-960-896774See 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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