Director: David Fincher
Thrilling is one word to describe the viewing experience. It wasn't like an ordinary crime movie I've seen, with all the bad guys and transactions and revenge plots are usually involved. The movie brings two unlikely personalities together to solve a rather smart and puzzling case that involved literature, preach and a whole lot of tasteful gore (yeah I said it, tasteful gore).
A few days before he is set to retire, Detective Somerset was met with two things: a mysterious case and a new partner. Within five minutes we meet Detective Mills, a diligent cop with a strong personality, clashing in with the quiet, somber Somerset. When they find out that the cases they were working on were related, they set on to investigate who could have been behind the series of murders. The link: the seven deadly sins. Their differences became evident with the manner they chose to move onto the case. Somerset led with the intellectual path, a path of mind and reasoning, while Mills obviously went for the active investigator. Even their personal lives showed the difference they had; Mills has a wife, and an affection for his canine companions, while Somerset lived alone. Their differences, while they got along, was evident until the very end, which is very characteristic of them. That's not the focus, however. It is the crimes that has got them baffled, trying to link the event from one scene to another.
Before anything else, I'm going to pretend you haven't seen the movie, as the movie did not reveal the murderer until the actual revelation, which shocked me, so pardon if I don't talk about his performance. It was good, though. Instead I'm going to talk about Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, who were particularly good. Freeman's Somerset is wise, and he played that to a note. He stuck to his performance well, but that was expected of Freeman. I don't think he could ever screw up a role. Brad Pitt was good as well, playing the opposite of Somerset. Mills was a go-getter, career driven man who was very sure of himself. We also get to see him outside of his work, as a loving husband to his wife, Tracy. I don't want to spoil anything but his biggest moment would have to be the climax of the movie. He portrayed his character really well