Thursday, February 5, 2015

Seventh Son 3D review

Several high quality actors, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, and Djimom Honshou, underutilized in a weakly plotted 3d CGI fest. How many times can we look over the edge of a towering cliff? In Seventh Son, a goodly number of times. Way too many times, actually.

Tom Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son. So when Master Gregory (Bridges) loses his apprentice (Kit Harington, looking so very Jon Snow) in the first scene, he grabs Tom. Tom's mum presses an amulet into his hands, and the action rolls downhill. Tom grows up, falls in love and becomes a Spook like Master Gregory. And lots of witches burn, except the love interest.

Scenery? Check. A lot of outdoors shots to make you think you're still in New Zealand, watching a Peter Jackson film. CGI? Check. Bombastic score? Check. Sets left over from The Last Airbender? Check.

How bad was this movie? So bad I spent a good part of it thinking it was a sequel to Season of the Witch, the Ron Perelman/Nicholas Cage disaster. 

Watch only if you like 3D CGI. A lot.