When I was in school I really liked the idea of the seven deadly sins; I even did my art GCSE project on them, so again, I’m pretty sure I had seen this film before but couldn’t possibly have told you what happened in it. Clearly, this is why I have a blog to remind me what I have and haven’t seen and whether I liked it. Anyway, Se7en was the next randomly selected film off my 100 Movies Bucket List scratch poster.
It stars Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey so I was automatically thinking okay this is going to be a great movie, although it was released in 1996 so actually I’m not sure how famous Brad Pritt would have been at the time; I mean I was only six so… it’s also a crime film which are some of my favourites.
It tells the story of Somerset (Freeman) a detective about to retire and Mills (Pitt) who has come in to take over his role. Clearly, there is tension between the two as you would naturally expect, Somerset is old school where Mills is young and wants to establish himself. The two are forced to work together when a serial killer appears, carefully choosing his victims and style of death according to the seven deadly sins. Together they try to unravel his method to prevent any further deaths and capture him. Just when they think they’ve got it all worked out a big twist occurs which nobody could have predicted.
I really enjoyed this movie. I maybe wouldn’t have put it on a top 100 movies bucket list but it was interesting and sufficiently gory without being sickening. Quite similar to Saw if you enjoy that in the sadistic ways of the serial killer. Other than the twist at the end of the film it is pretty predictable, my boyfriend called out one of the little twists really early on linked to a photographer, but definitely worth a watch if you’ve never seen it and have some spare time.
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