Se7en follows the story of two homicide detectives, a rookie named Mills and a veteran on his final case named Somerset. The two are both put on a rather unique homicide case that at first seems like a one off, but it soon occurs to them that the serial killer is using the seven deadly sins to kill his victims; Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Envy, Wrath, Pride, Lust. Now the two have to find the killer before he gets through all seven sins.
Se7en is full of twists and turns that blew me away. The film doesn't feature a twist and turn in every scene, but there are a few scattered throughout the film. This is especially towards the end. There was not a single twist in this film that I saw coming. Every one of the twists was unpredictable and most of them were shocking. My jaw was dropped many times in the film as I was literally shocked at what occurred on screen.
Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman give sensation performances in the lead roles. Se7en features some of their prime performances despite not being recognised for it when it was first released. These two gave outstanding performances, but there was another performance that I loved just as much and that is by the villain. I won't name the actor who plays him as it will ruin the surprise, but I'll tell you they did a damn good job. They did a sinister job too.
I love how David Fincher portrays the murders depicted in the film. I am not saying that the film isn't gruesome, it's far from being not gruesome. I'm saying that I enjoyed how David Fincher wouldn't show the actual murders for the most part, but instead he showed the aftermath of them all and revealed what actually happened in this situation through the dialogue between the characters. It was a very intelligent move on his behalf.
The ending of the film is one of the most unpredictable and satisfying endings of all time. The final act of the film was absolutely unpredictable and shocking. The final act features a couple of twists, the final one being the most shocking. This ending is the perfect way the end off the film and ties together all the seven deadly sins. Don't worry that is far from being a spoiler.
To sum up Se7en is an intense, gruesome, gripping thriller full of twists and turns that got my jaw to drop. The murder's aren't depicted too violently, but the outcomes are, the direction is great and the performances are even better.