Seventh Son (12)
Based on the first of a 14-part series of novels, little-known Russian director Sergey Bodrov creates a visually vibrant but emotionally hollow world.
More practical effects and oldfashioned prosthetics would’ve been a better road to go down than the overdose of often-ropey CGI.
Don’t feel bad if you think you’ve seen this all before: the young apprentice, grizzly veteran, chosen ones and wicked witches can all be ticked off the fantasy flick checklist.
And there’s no charismatic hero to divert from the familiarity with Ben Barnes as bland as ever, while Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore phone in their performances.
Another 13 entries of this? No thank you!