Seventh Son (1/10)
by Tony Medley
Runtime 102 minutes.
Not for children.
Jeff Bridges is a best actor Oscar® winner. Julianne Moore is nominated
for an Oscar® for best actress in 2014. Tell me how two people who have
achieved the pinnacle of the acting profession can sign on for special
effects-laden crapola like this. This film consists almost entirely of
ridiculous, incomprehensible fights between people who morph into
dragons and monsters and all sorts of misshapen creatures. They take
bloodcurdling, murderous blows with aplomb but when their role is over
they die by mundane things like knife cuts.
Shot in IMAX and 3-D, the 3-D really isn’t very good. The IMAX is wasted
because most of the film is dark. There are few of the beautiful vistas
at which IMAX excels. Advertised as an “action” film, this is
mind-numbingly boring. Julianne Moore should be ashamed of herself for
signing on to something like this. She adds absolutely nothing to the
film, going through her role as a witch is if she were just watching the
clock, anxious to get her scenes over so she could pick up her paycheck.
At least Bridges makes his character somewhat unique.
With an estimated budget
of $70-100 million, this is estimated to take in $200-300 million. It
won’t be through word of mouth, though. My advice is to reap as much as
possible out of the opening weekend, before people can spread the word,
and get out of town fast.