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“7 Pounds” Movie Review

“7 Pounds” was one of the best films of 2008. The intriguing plot unravels very strangely, almost like “Memento”, a movie about a man with basically no memory finding his wife’s killer shot in reverse chronological order to make you feel more like the main character, with a real time line of events not really making itself prominent until close to the very end. This makes it very enjoyable once you had finished, but it makes it a little hard to watch for the first time. By this point you’re wondering “What’s this movie about?” It would be a real dick move for me to tell you what this movie’s about. I can’t really tell you much about the story of it without spoilers. To briefly and very vaguely describe the plot, it’s about Will Smith’s character on a mission and how he completes it. Repentance and sacrifice are major themes. Unless you see the whole thing, you’ll call it a movie that has no point and is impossible to understand piece of crap, but it definitely unravels very clearly with only very little left unexplained.

I can say that it has Will Smith as a pretty average guy, a big change from the last man on earth and a superhero. Most of the movie is talking, but instead of making it extremely boring to sit through, it gets you thinking “I wonder how this person will add to the story.” Speaking of Will Smith, this movie really shows his versatility. In this movie, he’s completely the opposite of Hancock. One other thing I realized while watching this is that He’s getting old. This may be more fitting of this character than the eternally young Hancock, but it still is major realization that one of the best modern actors is entering his later years. (I’m sorry if I’m talking about “Hancock” too much, but I haven’t been able to watch “I Am Legend” yet)

One real problem I found was that the love interest seemed very cliched. It could have just been my masculinity, but I kept on thinking “Yeah, yeah kiss the girl and move on.” It made the ending more powerful, but an ending like this doesn’t need any more impact because of some semi-attractive woman. This is really one of the only problems I had with this great movie. I don’t know if it’s still in theaters, but if not it’s definitely worth taking for a 5 day test drive

Final Score: 9.6 out of 10

By JustMattPwn3r

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