Seventh Son

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Weak YA adaptation is far more mature than the books.

PG-13 2015 102 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 15 reviews

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age 12+

Better than expected

Unlike many of the other reviewers, I have not read the book. Coming from an outside point of view I am impressed. At first glance I thought it would be a corny film with awful CGI, however, the CGI was better than expected and it had an engaging storyline. It was engrossed with struggles of loyalty and understanding where they stood. It was centered on witchcraft and was largely concerned the intertwining of witches, seventh sons, and morality.

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Too much violence
age 13+

Shocking

Can't believe this film has gone so far away from the books it's disgusting! It makes you feel so annoyed at how they are ruining the spooks apprentice series for 1. Tom doesn't live on a little island he lives on a farm next to a track not a lake! 2. His mum's not allowed out in the light but yet at the start of the film shes stood outside and 3. The spooks doesn't pay for Tom the parents pay the spool to take tom ! Utterly Babbage this film!!

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