VIDEO: Se7en (1995)

On this episode, Full of Questions proves she’s no sloth by providing snobby analysis of one of her favorite mystery movies ever: David Fincher’s Se7en starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman as two cops on the trail of a serial killer (Kevin Spacey), who murders people according to a fun, seven deadly sins-related theme! Caution: Spoilers abound!

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  • Concerned

    So when will they make the threatened sequel Ei8ht?

    • FullofQuestions1

      There actually is a sequel in production called Solace, and I don’t know what I think of the idea yet. Making a sequel is always a gamble, but hey, the movie ended with some potential for a sequel and Anthony Hopkins is in it- I’ll see it when it comes out either way.

      • dalkaly77

        Not likely for a sequel. When asked a about a sequel here is what Fincher responded
        “I would be less interested in that than I would in having cigarettes put out in my eyes. I keep trying to get out from under my own shadow. I don’t want to do the same shit over and over.”

        Yeah, doesn’t seem he is very interested

      • Sillstaw

        Going off the Cracked article I heard about this from, “Solace” really isn’t a sequel so much as it is the script they tried to make into the sequel.

  • Art Sanz

    why the hell they are all videos now? bleh

    • FullofQuestions1

      Because I’ve been making video reviews from the beginning (the beginning being Youtube)? Well, unless you’re counting movie reviews I posted on Writer’s Window when I was thirteen.

    • Sofie Liv

      To annoy you personally.
      It’s all an elaborate scheme created by Martians to create a site based on articles and then eventually convert it to a video site, all for your inconvenience and yours alone.

      Look, the agony boot is a public site and artistic site, and it’s a site in growth.
      All we are trying to do is become better and change together with the demands, trying new things, test new boundaries and we hope to attract more traffic and create a bigger community along the way. That’s why!

    • StevePotter

      They’re not ALL videos now, but videos don’t take nearly long as recaps. But you’re right, I remember loving it when I had to wait three months to see new content on this site. Oh no. I didn’t. There ARE articles, but videos don’t take as long to make, and by allowing more of them to come on to the site it guarantees that we’ll be getting new content on a somewhat regular basis.

  • Sofie Liv

    huh.. another movie I probably should watch.

    Nice dissecting, looking forward to your next review, hope it’s of a movie I actually know X)

  • Cristiona

    Enjoyable episode with some good points. Of course, the most disturbing thing for me in the film was the credits rolling -down- the screen instead of up while Bowie’s “Heart’s Filthy Lesson” plays.

    From a technical standpoint, your audio’s unbalanced. The movie clips are about half the volume of your live clips. The subtitles help (thank you for them) but it can still be a little jarring to pop back and forth. Also, maybe some more pillows or something. You’re pretty echo-y, especially whenever you raise your voice.

    Finally, I see your “watching after eating spaghetti” and raise you “watching with my mother while on vacation”. Of course, I know a guy who saw it on a first date. After he’d seen it once so he knew what he was getting into; his date hadn’t, the poor thing. I have weird friends.

    • FullofQuestions1

      Pillows- I should probably use them to help with lighting anyway, okay.

      The movie clip audio is a conversion issue that I’m trying to sort through.

      Oh man, poor guy! And I saw “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” with my dad, so I’m really not sure which of our experiences of watching stuff with parents is more awkward!

  • FullofQuestions1

    Spoiler Warning.

    • Revenge

      Are you intentionally speaking in annoying voice?

      • FullofQuestions1

        Absolutely. Didn’t you know that I wake up every morning trying to see how best to annoy the internet?

        In all seriousness, no. I don’t like the sound of my voice either, but it does sound a little better with a different camera.

        • FullofQuestions1

          And this does happen to be the time of year where I have insane post nasal drip.

  • Delawheredad

    In answer to your inquiry: What Morgan Freeman’s character spouts about libraries is complete and total hogwash. I have worked in the library field for over twenty years. No such mechanism for monitoring  random users from all of the various libraries in this country currently exists. Further, creating one is a virtual impossibility. The best you could do is figure out the percentage of copies of  a particular book was checked out of the nation’s libraries. Tying that information to particular users is another problem. In most libraries to determine who has checked out which books you have to enter a different  database from the circulation module for each library.
    Librarians value the privacy of their users. In the wake of 911 there was talk of keeping an eye on who checked out certain books from libraries. The American Library Association told the Feds to pound sand.

     Even if such a system existed it would be fairly useless to the government. It could not distinguish between, lets say a judge or prosecutor checking out “Helter Skelter” for insights into legal procedures for dealing with criminally insane clients and a local yahoo getting his jollies off by imagining that HE is Charles Manson. 

      As to hiding nuclear secrets, several people HAVE built functional nuclear devices (sans the fissionable material)   from government publications. The Feds in every case simply reacted with embarrassment when these wunderkinds announced what they had accomplished. In the excellent book “The Radioactive Boy Scout” one can read about the teenager who built a fully functional breeder reactor in his parents garden shed through a combination of finding enough nuclear materials and free government and library materials; all in an attempt to earn his Eagle Scout Merit badge! If a sixteen year old can build such a device any smart “bad guy” could do the same thing.  It also does nothing to prevent a country like Pakistan, China, India, and any other nuclear weapons possessing nation from sharing THEIR knowledge on how to build these weapons despite what the U.S. and it allies may want.    Sorry to run on. But that aspect of the movie was ludicrous. Somerset is far too intelligent a character to be spouting such nonsense. Clearly if Somerset were a real person he would realize the impossibility of that particular government conspiracy. It also come out of nowhere as nothing else in the movie leads one to believe that Somerset subscribes to the big bad EVIL federal government conspiracies. It really ruined the movie for me. Its like he suddenly said that the crimes were committed by UFO riding aliens. It IS that stupid. 

    • FullofQuestions1

      Thanks for letting me know. It really did sound kind of dumb and out of place not to mention not exactly essential to the plot.

  • Well, here I am posting on a review several months late. I’ve heard about this movie before and had the plot completely spoiled for me in the past, so nothing in it will be a surprise, but I think I will check out this movie now. 🙂 Sounds very interesting! And, as always, fantastic review. ^_^

    Also, contrary to what an earlier poster said, your voice isn’t annoying.

  • Jay_Bay

    However, 9 isn’t that bad of a movie.  Anyways, great review FoQ.  and I love me some Morgan Freeman.