Se7en [1995] Movie Review Recommendation

Se7en [1995]

Se7en is the ultimate thriller about a serial killers. Written by Andrew Kevin Walker (8MM, Sleepy Hollow, The Wolfman), directed by David Fincher (Fight Club, Panic Room, Zodiac) and starring Pitt and Morgan, this movie could not fail. Fincher’s attention to detail and dark vibe that he first showcased in his debut Alien 3, brought to life the closest thing to the biblical evil. When you add that visceral, nineties vibe to the whole thing you get one hell of a movie. Experimenting with noir and atmosphere, Fincher created a visually very impactful movie. However, once the dust has settled, this is a movie about “cop buddies” chasing a “religious serial killer”. One of the cops is a young hothead while the other one is an experienced detective teaching him the tricks. More about the religious angle in a couple of sentences, for now let’s see what the fuck is going here:

Two detectives,seven_ver1 The Master and The Apprentice are trying to find a killer who kills his victims for committing one of the seven sins. There are some pretty gruesome and graphic scenes of murder and dead bodies, so better prepare yourself. Again we have serial killer that finds his inspiration in Bible, I mean come on! In almost every movie about serial killers you can find something from the bible, and if I hear another police detective quoting some psalm from a bible like Matthew 25:35 you gave me food, and that is somehow tied to the killer I will eating screenwriters. If you have seen at least one documentary about famous serial killers you know that none of them had any connection to the bible, well maybe one of the more unknown killers did, but Bundy, Ramirez, Gacy… had nothing to do with it.

Director: David Fincher

Cast: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey, Hawthorne James, John C. McGinley

Fun Facts: All of John Doe’s books were real books, written for the film. They took two months to complete and cost $15,000. According to Somerset, two months is also the time it would take the police to read all the books.


IMDb Link:

YouTube player