The Film: Retiring dick acts as mentor to rough around the edges new partner as they attempt to find a killer acting out the seven deadly sins as a series of murders.
Why it works as a stand-alone feature: One of the most jaw-dropping twist endings of all time, it left no doubt that the killer was dead, and that at least on of the detective, via jail, was no longer on the job.
Where the franchise could have gone: The Saw franchise offers up a new film every year, if Se7en had done the same the body count would be significantly higher by now – here are the highlights;
10en – Somerset and Mills must stop a demented killer using the 10 commandments as his bizarre Modus Operandi. At some point Mills will scream ‘What’s in the ark?!”
Th13teen – They say it’s unlucky for some, and Mills and Somerset find the bodies mounting up as they take on a killer who uses superstitions as the inspiration for his gruesome murders.
2wenty 2wo – Mills and Somerset travel to the UK, where they track down the man responsible for killing the twenty two outfield players of a famous cup game that ended when fans were tragically killed in the stands.
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