One of the best movies that holds up today is the Seven, which is displayed as Se7en but pronounced like the number. Back in 1995 this movie had an all-star cast as it featured Mogran Freeman, Gwenth Paltrow, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey. I know there’re some opinions when it comes to Mr. Spacey, but don’t get weird because he died in the first one so he won’t be back for the sequel. Oh yeah, sorry for the spoiler if you haven’t seen this movie, but if you haven’t then do yourself a favor and go see it.
Seven is the first movie that I had seen cover such an interesting villain with a unique way of choosing his victims. The ways that he picked his victims, how he described them, where he lived, how he lived, what his apartment was covered with and the level of planning that some of his murders had to have done. The movie follows two detectives as they hunt for a killer who kills based on each of the deadly sins. Those sins would be Pride, Greed, Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Wrath and Sloth, all of which each of us has been guilty of in our lives. The movie concludes with one of the detectives (Brad Pitt) shooting the killer (Kevin Spacey) for cutting off the head of his wife (Gwyneth Paltrow). The final two of the movie were the killers as he was envious of the detectives life, and wrath which came out as the detective shot and killed the killer.
Even though the killer is dead, I believe that there is a pivotal monologue that the killer does as he is in the backseat of a car being escorted by both detectives.
The movie ends with the killer dying, the detective who shot him being sent to jail and the other detective retiring. All of that will play a part in the sequel that I feel needs to happen.
What I’ve done is going to be puzzled over, and studied, and followed forever
This single quote is the basis for the sequel. With so many people out there debunking myths and looking into conspiracies, there is no doubt that in the current day there would be people who would follow what this murder did in the past. The would find solace and justification in the fact that this is what needs to be done to help cleanse the planet of bad people. Granted the killings won’t exactly mirror what was shown in the original movie, but they will use the technology and lifestyles of today.
In the sequel a student taking a criminology class, which goes over these murders, gets too interested and sees themselves as the killer. They see what the previous has done wrong and even though they feel envious that this person did it first, they feel like they could do it better. Social media is used to convince the world that this was pure genius and it needs to be redone. Their thought process is that the message is clear and their minds our clouded.
The movie won’t be a slasher, but an action drama with two new detectives that grew up during the time of the original killings. Morgan Freeman, who is now retired, will be there as a mentor giving this help as to where to look but not wanting to get too involved. There will be a point where they go see Brad Pitt, who isn’t in jail but living a secluded life in the country. He also won’t want any part of it, but will offer guidance on how to avoid mind manipulation as well as a warning to keep your families safe. I don’t know how I would want this to end, but I do feel like the one thing that this current killer has in common with the original is their sin of envy.
Let’s take a look at each sin and see if we can tie it to the current day
Pride – This one would be easy as any Instagram model or YouTube makeup vlogger would do.
Greed – A deft consolidation company owner who has rigged his company to cause more debt to a person than what they owe
Lust – A person who meets others online and has sex with them at their home while their children are there
Envy – Killer
Gluttony – A world record eater
Wrath – a mixed martial arts instructor who demands blood and extreme pain from the people they train Sloth – a person who starts a crowd funding page because they don’t want to work and give a story which is false so they can continue being lazy
Sloth – a person who starts a crowd funding page because they don’t want to work and give a story which is false so they can continue being lazy