Happy New Year 2015 Everyone!
Our movie review of Seventh Son is going to be our first blog post for this New Year and if you are planning to catch a movie today at the various cinemas, you might just want to check this out!
Thanks to the kind invitation by United International Pictures Singapore, we had the privilege to attend the sneak preview of Seventh Son before it was officially released on New Year’s Eve.
A fantasy film based on the novel, “The Spook’s Apprentice”, the story centers on Thomas Ward, a seventh son of a seventh son and his adventures as the apprentice of the Spook. The film is directed by Sergei Bodrov and stars Ben Barnes, Jeff Bridges, and Julianne Moore. It features music composed by Marco Beltrami.
Our Personal Opinion/Review of Seventh Son
Even though I have not read the novel, “The Spook’s Apprentice”, I totally enjoyed watching the film. While I am not sure how far the film deviated from the novel, I felt that the plot and story-telling of the film was coherent and fairly paced. Though I have to admit that the effects [I watched it in 3D] were sub-standard, Seventh Son is still a fairly entertaining movie for all ages. In fact, watching the film has definitely piqued my interest to go and read The Wardstone Chronicles by British Author, Joseph Delaney.
Whether or not there is a sequel to the Seventh Son film remains a mystery.
Special Effects: 2/5
Entertainment Value: 3/5
Synopsis of Seventh Son
In a time of enchantments when legends and magic collide, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order travels to find a prophesized hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son.
Torn from his quiet life as a farmhand, the unlikely young hero embarks on a daring adventure with his battle-hardened mentor to vanquish a dark queen and the army of supernatural assassins she has dispatched against their kingdom.
Movie Trailer of Seventh Son