Se7en Review by Ammar Akhtar

Se7en stars Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kevin Spacey. It's directed by David Fincher. Se7en is about two detectives who are hunting down an unusual serial killer. He kills his victims with a theme. This "theme" he uses is the seven deadly sins.

Yesterday, I decided to watch this film. I had never seen this before, and was curious to see how it was. I had heard many good things about the movie. I've heard how disturbing and gruesome it is. I've also heard that it has one of the best endings ever. After watching it, I agree with it all.

First of all, let's talk about the setting. Everything takes place in this weird, creepy, crime-infested city. We are never really told the exact location of this place, but we know that it's nothing like Disney World. Creating this world made the film have the perfect setting. The plot is scary, and the setting really helps create the dingy and horrifying touch to it. Even naming the city would have ruined the film. Not knowing where we are builds this creepy and mysterious element.

The "sin" crimes are weird, but brilliant. When we are taken to the crime scene where the psycho killer does his work, it's disturbing. However, it doesn't actually show you the gruesome parts. For example, if you've heard about the "lust" crime, you should know that it's really, really disgusting. However, most of the gruesome elements are never shown, but they are implied. Doing this was the right decision because no one would want to see something like that. Even thinking about it makes me sick. 

Some of the dialogue-heavy scenes were creepy as well. For example, when Tracy, Mills, and Somerset are discussing about the train that passes that vibrates Mills home, they all begin to laugh. Not just small chuckles, but gut-busting laughs! That scene was just plain odd to watch. Seeing them laugh at something pretty upsetting was unsettling. However, it builds upon the scary, creepy world they're all in. Also, a lot of the scenes could suggest some unsettling themes. It's scary, but the way we see it in the film, it's the truth. 

I've left out one part of the movie, and that is the ending. I was completely shocked after I saw the ending. I knew a box was related to the end, but what was in it I didn't expect coming. As Morgan Freeman opens it, and then quickly runs away from it made me terrified. I wanted to know what was in it, but at the same time, I was scared to know. But, I found out and it was scary and shocking. I won't go into further detail if you have not seen the film, but the ending was just brilliant. 

Overall, I can describe this film to you in one word: brilliant. From start to finish, I was creeped out by the setting, the crimes, and most of the scenes with dialogue. By far, the best part was the ending. You will not expect it at all. Honestly, if you have not seen this movie, PLEASE I beg you to watch it!

MY SCORE: 10/10