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The Seventh Son (2012)

Yup, the Last Apprentice series is going on widescreen!

If you haven’t read the Last Apprentice series, I suggest you a) read the books, then come back to check out my review on the eight book, Rage of the Fallen. Here.

So, Ben Barnes is going to play Tom Ward, which is pretty cool. My friend goes on and on about how he should have played Sirius Black in Harry Potter because he’s so awesome and blah. I really like his hair in this picture.

In case you don’t know him, he’s the dude who played Prince Caspian in Narnia, and he’s pretty hot, but even then, I was like, yeah, he’s handsome, but he’s old. And he hasn’t got any younger since that movie- he is now 30 and Tom Ward’s supposed to be 13 in the first book. But honestly, I don’t care. They could give a chicken a twig and cast it as Tom Ward for all I care (that would actually be quite accurate, come to think of it) Also, not only is Ben Barnes too old for Tom Ward, he is too hot. Honestly. Tom Ward is not hot.

He doesn’t usually have such funky hair though, but it still looks pretty good.

At first the dude who was supposed to play Tom Ward was the priesty, religious, muscular guy who falls in love with a mermaid in Pirates of the Carribean, On Stranger Tides, a.k.a. Sam Claflin, but it isn’t him anymore. He’s slightly younger than Ben Barnes (he’s 24, I think) but making him act as Tom Ward is probably a little cruel- he’ll then have had way too many semi-human love interests. First a mermaid and now a witch. So unless he’s casted in some Twilight-flick where he’s the male version of Bella who falls in love with both a vampire and a werewolf at the same time, I think he’d be better off taking some other role somewhere else where he gets to marry a normal person, or else with all the odd children he’ll have, he’ll be able to open his house up as a zoo or something. Ok, maybe not a zoo. More like a haunted house.

But I do care about who plays Alice, and it’s this random person called Alicia Vikander that I’ve never heard of in my entire life. Which is not very long, but still. She looks quite pretty in a witch-like way (not an insult) so I think the directors have at least one member of the cast nailed. This is a picture of her: You can see for yourself.

The Spook is played by Jeff Bridges, and Mother Malkin by Julliane Moore. No problems there. In fact, I give my whole-hearted support.

The movie is coming out in 2013, which is absolutely ridiculous, because they announced the start of the project at the beginning of 2011. What, are they filming a 800 episode drama or something? (Believe me, it has been done, and I think in less time, too)

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