Javo ¯\_(ツ)_/¯’s review published on Letterboxd:
"What sick ridiculous puppets we are / and what gross little stage we dance on / What fun we have dancing and fucking / Not a care in the world / Not knowing that we are nothing / We are not what was intended. "
There are crime Thrillers/dramas before Se7en and after Se7en, Fincher re-define the genre, the film is a work of love, a work that like the film will stand the test of time as David Fincher finest moment.
The cinematography in Se7en makes New York seem like another city, a more dark and soulless place much like a purgatory, where tortures souls go to pay there sins. Fincher created a whole new character with the use of rain, that by the end of the film was another obstacle for the detectives.
Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt are and forever be in my mind as William Somerset and David Mills, there partnership is iconic, such different characters and convictions brought together, experience against recklessness, hope against desolation, polar opposities that only have in common the batch and the law.
Se7en brings the killer onscreen with half an hour to go, and gives him a speaking role. Instead of being simply the quarry in a chase, that right there set this film apart with a unique structure, that has been copy ever since, but never match. David Fincher has done many outstanding films, classics in there own right, but Se7en is special, it chance the game in such a way that I can't remember a film like this (genre) without the influence of Se7en in it.