New Seventh Son Movie Received Mostly Negative Reviews From Major Critics
Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures released their new action/fantasy film, “Seventh Son” into theaters this weekend, and all the top,major movie critics have turned in their reviews. And it turns out that it didn’t quit hit the mark with most of them as it only was able to muster up an overall 30 score out of a possible 100 across 25 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Julianne Moore, Olivia Williams, Djimon Hounsou, Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Antje Traue, Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington. We’ve supplied blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.
Glenn Kenny from RogerEbert.com, gave it a 63 score, stating: “Surprise! One doesn’t want to damn the movie with faint praise by saying “it’s not that bad,” but that’s kind of the most objectively accurate description of it, in all honesty.”
Thomas Lee from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 50 score, saying: “The result is a movie that serves as little more than an excuse for Moore and Bridges to camp it up.”
Kyle Smith over at the New York Post, gave it a 50 grade, stating: “Seventh Son is not a good movie, but it’s also not a pretentious one, and I call that a fair trade.”
Kyle Anderson over at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 42 grade, stating: “Bridges has a tendency to make mistakes, especially when it comes to science fiction and fantasy titles. He has followed up the minor disasters that were “R.I.P.D.” and “The Giver” with Seventh Son.”
James Rocchi over at TheWrap, gave it a 40 grade. He stated: “Seventh Son tells a story of dragons, witches, ghosts and ogres, but the most fantastic thing about it is the idea that someone thought this lumpy, bumpy and swollen sack of tired tropes and cluttered CGI would attract audiences.”
Joe Neumaier from the New York Daily News, gave it a 40 grade. He stated: “Director Sergei Bodrov’s movie is based on a kids’ book in which Tom was a 12-year-old, and the actors wisely pitch their performances to a young crowd.”
Jordan Mintzer at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 40 grade, stating: “If anything, the movie offers up the guilty pleasure of seeing Bridges and Moore duel it out in front of countless green screens and a few stunning Canadian backdrops – two great actors clawing at each other with magic staffs and fake fire, trying to survive in the netherworld of heroic kitsch.”
Claudia Puig from USA Today, gave it a 38 score, stating: ” Moore goes into operatic mode as Mother Malkin, a nasty witch who morphs into a menacing winged dragon. The worst performance, however, belongs to Jeff Bridges as a marble-mouthed, curmudgeonly knight named Master Gregory.”
Manohla Dargis from The New York Times, gave it a 30 score, saying: ” If nothing else, it’s amusing to imagine what Mr. Bridges and Ms. Moore chatted about between takes and how each managed to keep from cracking up, more or less.”
Peter Debruge at Variety, gave it a 30 grade. He stated: “Given the fine past work of its many parents, there was clearly potential here, but as delivered, Seventh Son amounts to nothing short of a creative miscarriage.”
Richard Roeper over at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 25 grade. He said: “Seventh Son moves at a fairly quick pace and has a sense of humor about itself. That doesn’t mean it’s thrilling, or funny. Just that it’s a quickly forgotten pile of junk.”
Finally, Betsy Sharkey at the Los Angeles Times, gave it an awful 10 grade. He stated: “I know it’s early, but Seventh Son may actually be the worst movie of the year. It will most certainly be a contender. The medieval/fantasy/action/drama/romance hits pretty close to a perfect 10 on the egregious scale.” Ouch! Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.