Movie picks: Seventh son

Movie picks: Seventh son
Cinema still: Seventh Son starring Jeff Bridges (left) and Ben Barnes

Chances are, even if you’re a fan of the fantasy adventure genre, you’d find Seventh Son cumbersome and cluttered.

Helmed by Russian director Sergei Bodrov — this is his first English-language film — it tells the tale of Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges), the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order which is searching hard for a prophesised young hero born with incredible powers (Ben Barnes).

The duo embark on a journey to vanquish a sinister queen (Julianne Moore) and her army of supernatural assassins.

While I have no complaints about the visual feast and action spectacle, Seventh Son’s storyline is severely cliched, made worse by underdeveloped characters whom we feel nothing for.

What a waste of good acting talent.

This article was first published on December 31, 2014.
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