Seventh Son – 2014 – Dungeons and Dragons

Seventh SonI don’t know where the belief that the seventh son of the seventh son should have magical powers. One thing is for sure though. It’s nothing that was invented solely for this movie. I think it’s ancient folklore actually. But does it really matter? It’s true in the mythology universe regardless of where the idea was spawn from.

When I bought this at a flea market I had no idea what it was. I could see that it had elements of adventure and fantasy and of course the title suggested magic on some sort. That ought to be a flick in my taste! My suspicions that it would be a rather badly made film was soon proven wrong. The visual effects are quite good and there are well-known actors in it. Most of them overact though. That might be in the nature of things since it’s obviously aiming at a younger age group than me. I don’t mean that it’s a children’s film but maybe the target group for it is early teens. It seems that way.

That means that it has a little too much humor for me. I like my fantasy flicks serious but if they’re aiming at teenagers they usually have some tongue-in-cheek humor in them. Well, I can live with that. It’s not that often I get to see a fantasy flick worth its name these days.

The story is about good and evil of course. That is if you grab the essence of it. But on the other hand, most stories are about good and evil in one way or another. Why should Seventh Son be any different? With that being said I wish that there was some more depth to it. You can only do so much with just two-dimensional stories. I need some more layers or interesting characters. The ones here are very shallow. But the special effects are on the plus side. This makes it worth my while anyway. I hope you will like it too!

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Tommy Snöberg Söderberg

Autodidact film scholar and music-loving thinker who reads the occasional book.

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