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Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Seventh Son - Podcast - Movie Review

The story itself is hampered by bad dialogue, a fake love story, and a lead character that is underdeveloped and boring to watch. Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) as "The seventh son of the seventh son", comes off as a modern day pretty boy that would rather have his face buried in his smartphone than saving the world. Jeff Bridges is the film's best character. His grumpy sense of humor is definitely an asset but, his Gandalf mixed with Rooster Cogburn accent, is unstable and annoying at times. He did have the best lines of the film though. Julianne Moore (The Big Lebowski) as the villain, does her damnedest with a bad script in hand. Other wasted talents include Djimon Hounsou (Constantine), and Olivia Williams (Rushmore). With little screen time and little to say, I wonder why they were even cast in this film anyway? They like everyone else, had barely an ounce of depth to their roles. Instead, we are subjected to a preposterous love story that "blossoms" in the span of a few moments. That trife is accompanied by cliches of secrets withheld that could have helped the heroes a lot sooner. Apparently, hormonal lust disguised as true love is more appealing to young filmgoers than training sequences and overall substance.

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