After watching Seven on DVD, I then watched brand new South Park and it was the best episode I’ve ever seen and I now have South Park on the brain and therefore this review will probably not do the film justice. Sorry.
The first shot is of Morgan Freeman so I can tell straight away that the movie is going to be great because it has God in it.
I loved, loved, LOVED the title credits! Loved the close-ups and the editing and how perfectly imperfect it was!
The death scenes/crime scenes are very vivid, not for those with sensitive gag reflexes.
In most cop movies, if there is are two main characters, one black and one white, the white one is the professional, smart one and the black one is the goofy one. Not in this one! Hurrah! Freeman is the smart one and Brad Pitt is the slightly goofy one [only very slightly… he’s more goofy than Freeman but I wouldn’t say the character is actually goofy… if you catch my drift…]
I love the 7 Deadly Sins, I find them fascinating to the point where when a group of us had to write a play for drama class, we chose to base our characters on the 7 Deadly Sins.
Freeman’s character does good old detective work with looking stuff up in books whereas Pitt just sits there, thinking he knows everything and tries to work it out with his mind, beer and sport.
“Yell fire, not rape.” I’ve heard this so many times, I guess this is where it came from. Its sad that its actually true.
It has Dr Cox in it before he was Dr Cox!
The plot and writing is just amazing and ingenious. I love it when the killer is so smart and thinks everything through! I normally hate that the detective finds the clues so easily but for some reason, I totally believe that Morgan Freeman would find them clues.
The suspense is so subtle that I didn’t even realize I was in suspense until the bullets went off and I was jumping out of my seat! Amazingly done!
This movie is a great advert for torchlights.
Dad made a comment as we watched it that you can tell the director was quite influenced by Blade Runner in a few scenes and I really know what my dad means so look out for Blade Runner refrences.
The ending… with the box… I unfortunately knew what was in the box and therefore I felt it ruined it for me but now I really want to watch the film again with someone who’s never seen it before and just watch their reaction to it all.
Somerset: This guy’s methodical, exacting, and worst of all, patient.
Mills: He’s a nut-bag! Just because the f****r’s got a library card doesn’t make him Yoda!