John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected he 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?Wikipedia
Seventh Son Reviews
To be fair, it's apparent that the most effort has gone into the visual effects and the battles, which are the two redeeming factors about this film.
Seventh Son is one of those films that have a wafer thin story and shouldn’t have been made in the first place. Even though it costs fair bit of money to make them, Hollywood is going through a phase of overkill as far as these fantasy adventure movies are concerned. It is time to give those CGI dragons and beasts bit of a rest.
If you’re looking for a good swords and sandals epic with mystical creatures, you’ll have to look elsewhere because this one is a turkey.
While the director has put all his energies in creating a thematic goal with his technical and artistic approach, he has not paid attention to the lethargically crafted script delivered by screenwriters Charles Leavitt and Steven Knight. Though they have adapted the screenplay from a story by Matt Greenberg, based on the book ‘The Spook's Apprentice’ by Joseph Delaney, there are plot holes that make the narration a generic fantasy fare.
Seventh Son has some really nice special effects. Shot in picturesque locales, you are invited to a world of fantasy. It makes for a refreshing change because you get to see good triumph over evil. Jeff Bridges does his bit, but he ain’t the Dude in this one. All in all, a weekend watch.