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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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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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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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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

There is a morning scene where Gregory relieves himself by putting out the fire. His servant Tusk then finishes the job as group of horsemen approach. Tusk goes and hides and when the horsemen arrive the fire is completely gone without a trace. 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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Fun but forgettable
5 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

This film tells the tale of a seventh son from a village, who is chosen by a master to fight the evil witch who will rule the land.

"Seventh Son" is one of the rare mediaeval fantasy film, that don't seem to be made anymore. This fantasy tale is entertaining, and Julianne Moore gives a good performance of a cold blooded witch. The story itself is not particularly interesting or engaging, and there is little thrill. The film is heavily reliant on computer generated graphics, but we have been wowed by "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" already. Hence, "Seventh Son" offers nothing new, and only offers a brainless way to kill two hours.


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