Wednesday, April 3, 2013


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After watching American Psycho, I was in the mood to watch another serial killer crime movie. However, this time, the movie was from the perspective of the "good guys." Seven follows Detective David Mills (Brad Pitt), a new transfer, and the soon-to-retire Detective William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) on their quest to find a sadistic serial killer. The serial killer justifies his crimes by claiming to be setting an example for the world by not ignoring people's sins. Each of his victims represents one of the seven deadly sins--gluttony, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and wrath.

I was thought Seven was an interesting film that is slightly different than the stereotypical crime thrillers. It was much slower in developing the story line and was not jammed-pack with action sequences like most movies in the genre. However, I felt that this did not subtract from the movie. Was it my favorite crime thriller? No, but I still found it intriguing.

On a slightly different note, it was quite obvious that this movie was from the 90s. Not only were the cars boxier, but the computers were big chunky desktops and the detectives had actual "paperwork" to do. It always amuses me seeing older movies with old technology. It's also somewhat awe-inspiring to see how far we have come technologically in a small span of time.


  1. The ending to this movie is brilliant! I don't think it would have been nearly as compelling had they not used that slow build of the story line.

    Also I agree it is weird when you watch older movies and looking at the change in technology. One of my favorite examples of this is WarGames with Matthew Broderick. The change from then to now is ridiculous.

    1. You have a valid point there. The ending is brilliant and goes against the formulaic films where the good guy always comes out on top.

  2. I've always wanted to see Se7en. I've heard so many good things about it, and just never got around to seeing it. Glad you enjoyed it, even if it wasn't your favorite movie. Any movie with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman is bound to be good, though.