Sunday, February 28, 2010

#190: Se7en

Directed by: DAVID FINCHER
1995, TSPDT Rank #914

Well I just finished watching Se7en, and I just have to say that had to have been a terrible first week at work. This is a truly dark, sick, and twisted film, but it mirrors those grim aspects of our world today. It's not even just the murders, although some of the afterviews of the victims can be quite disturbing - but it's the moral and social implications of the film that make it all the more troubling. With the serial killer movie formula seemingly in place, and starring Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, one could be deceived into thinking this a token detective film. It is no more that than "John Doe" was a run-of-the-mill serial killer. If you find yourself able to watch this film through to the end, you will find that you have just watched a compelling, thought-provoking, disgusting, totally masterful, yet thoroughly disturbing film. It's meant to be this way, and if you think about it, you might find yourself questioning who we are as humans, what our world is moving towards, and whether or not it is "still worth fighting for."

(Rating: 9/10)

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