Seven (Se7en) Reviews
Brad Pitt is perfectly cast as The Dumb White Man. He is very believable in that role. Morgan Freeman has a sonorous voice, but that's all he's got as an actor. He plays the Wise Old Black Guy that he seemingly plays in every movie. Kevin Spacey's talents are wasted here as his character is naught but the cliched, generic Serial Killer Who Has Everything Planned to an Implausibly High Degree. Ho-hum.
Before watching this movie I read many reviews stating how grim and dark and depressing this story is. Maybe I've just watched too many episodes of Forensic Files, Forensic Factor. L.A. Forensics, etc., but this movie seemed really tame to me. Maybe I've just watched too many YouTube videos of animals being eaten alive, too many YouTube videos of horrible car crashes and motorcycle accidents, but I wasn't horrified by anything in this movie.
Gwyneth Paltrow's severed head in a box is comedy gold! If you want to make a scary movie don't end it like that! That's just funny.
Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman was great aswell as Kevin Spacey doing a really good job too.
The story was consistent and was moving forward in a good pace which kept me entertained all the way to the pretty creepy ending.
I would like to say a few words about the creator of this film. David Fincher is one of the best directors of our time, in my opinion. And when I had watched all his works, I really began to admire his art. His films have atmosphere that gets tense with the time of events. The main direction is detective thrillers, but there are also works in his career that do not fit this description. To cut a long story short, each film is unique in its own way. "Seven" is one of the best films of Fincher, which is not only interesting itself but also contains important thoughts, makes you think about your own life and besides in the genre of a thriller ... In my opinion, such pictures are generally the best in the World Cinema. Actions take place slowly, everything flows in its own way and there is not a single useful scene that does not belong to the plot. The spectator watches the main characters completely trusting them and they in turn quietly try to come to a logical conclusion and bring the matter to mind. The main actors of this film: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey. These detectives, although completely different, but complement each other perfectly. I want to highlight Pitt's game in the final scene. It is striking how truthfully and sincerely he was able to convey his torment.
The film "Seven" very much sunk into my soul. And that's fine. After viewing this picture, I began to think about such vital things that had never came to my mind before.
We see mortal sin on every corner, in every house and we tolerate it, we tolerate it, because this is a common phenomenon. (c)