January 11, 2018 by admin_name
“Seven” is a neo-noir, horror, thriller with elements of psychological thriller. It was produced by Arnold Kopelson and Phyllis Carlyle and was directed by David Fincher. It was written by Andrew Kevin Walker and stars Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey, Daniel Zacapa, Andrew Kevin Walker, John Cassini, Bob Mack, Peter Crombie, Reg E. Cathey, R. Lee Ermey, George Christy, Endre Hules, Hawthorne James, William Davidson, Gregory Fennell, Arthur Max, Richard Schiff, Shannon Wilcox and any others.
“Seven” is the story of detective William Somerset, played by Morgan Freeman, who is working his last case before he retires and boy is it a grizzly one. He pairs up with the rookie David Mills, played by Brad Pitt to solve the case and both detectives could not be any more different. Mills is short tempered while Somerset is level headed. Mills is eager to do a job he believes in while Somerset has grown apathetic over the years. I suspect that in the case of Somerset his job slowly sucked his faith in people out of him. He talks about how things have changed, presumably for the worst in their town and he was ready to retire. Even though both detectives have opposing views on life they work more or less well together and Somerset is able to teach the tricks of the trade to Mills. Now it´s important to note that the world of the movie is a dingy one with old buildings, overcast skies and constant rain. Keep in mind too that there are no computers, cell phones or internet. People use typewriters and consult paper libraries. All these elements add to the feeling of dread that permeates the story. The detectives chase a serial killer who chooses his victims according to the seven deadly sins, like a preacher with a sermon. The detectives soon learn that the serial killer has been carefully planning his crimes over the course of years which leaves me with some questions about the chilling ending of the story.
“Seven” is a journey through the mind of a criminally insane person who plans and commits horrible crimes. He dedicated his life to his crimes writting thousands of diaries. This is a disturbing story that had me shocked at the end. This is a good film if you like the horror genre and you want a good scare. I loved the seasoned, level headed demeanor of Somerset who seemed to be the only source of reason in that insane World. Mills´wife Tracy, played by Gwyneth Paltrow, was another good character with a good head on her shoulders who, like Somerset, doesn´t like the city. Otherwise all other characters in this film were bonkers. The two stable characters Somerset and Tracy Mills are the ones who wanted to leave.
Written by John Appius Quill
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