Seventh Son: What You Need To Know
It’s taken a long time to get here, with cameras first rolling back in 2012, but fantasy epic Seventh Son is finally out on DVD and available here. Here is everything you need to know about it…
What’s The Plot?
Right. Here goes. John Gregory is the seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook. Spooks are a knightly order and defend ordinary folk from witches, demons, ghouls and monsters of all descriptions, he’s good at the job, but he’s not young anymore and needs an apprentice. Enter Tom Ward, who is also the seventh son of a seventh son and who Gregory decides to mentor and train up to take over his work.
One of Gregory’s greatest achievements has been to capture and imprison Mother Malkin, the queen of evil witches and most dangerous threat on the planet, but, after some assistance from Gregory’s previous apprentice, she escapes. Now Tom and Gregory must track her down and restore order to the world, will they be successful?
Who’s In It?
Ben Barnes stars as the titular hero, with Jeff Bridges his grumpy and ever so wise mentor Master Gregory and Julianne Moore as Mother Malkin, the queen of evil witches. Ex Machina break out star Alicia Vikander, Game Of Thrones’ mainman Kit Harington, Blood Diamond’s Djimon Honsou and An Education’s Olivia Williams also have key roles.
Does It Deliver?
This a proper fantasy epic, full of monsters, witchcraft and wizardry. It’s not up there with the best of them, but fans of the genre and anyone in search of 102 minutes of pure exhilaration will love it.