For my 30th birthday (end of December 2014), my parents took me to see Seventh Son at the movies. I had enjoyed the trailer, especially at second watching. I was very curious to see Julianne Moore in it, though I also liked Jeff Bridges and Djimon Hounsou, whom I knew were in it as well. I admit that I didn’t have high expectations at all.
I was positively surprised, against all odds!
The visuals were amazing, from landscapes to costumes to weapons. When I saw that the visual effects’ surpervisor was the one and only John Dykstra, I understood a lot. We owe so much to him when it comes to special effects as we know them now!
I had the good surprise to see other familiar faces, both from cinema and TV, in it as well! This list includes: Kit Harington, Ryan Robbins, Olivia Williams, Antje Traue, Jason Scott Lee and Kandyse McClure. I wish that the last one had a more prominent part!
I wouldn’t say this movie makes it to my top ten or twenty, and the whole blood moon and female witchcraft aspects of the story are problematic to a significant degree; but it was an enjoyable watch and was much more interesting than I had first thought it would!