I wanted to be blown away by Seven Pounds.

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  1. MrBlonde

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    and the ending did really catch me, but over all the movie let me down.

    I intentionally avoided early reviews and internet trailers to go into this movie without knowing much about it but it sort of let me down.

    I would probably like it more if I watched it again knowing everything that surrounds it but it just seemed to have some large holes or parts that it seemed to jump over and leave unexplained or up to impossible odds.
     
  2. Nick Gerz

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    I feel the same way. Avoided all the reviews and was careful about running into spoilers. Smith did a fine job in the movie, but the overall screenplay was lacking something.
     
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    WTF is it about?
     
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    That's exactly how I feel. Something felt like it was missing at the end. I feel they could have done more to explain Smith's character's background/thinking.
     
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    you find out in the end. i was able to figure it out fairly early on. i thought it was a pretty good movie
     
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    I thought it was pretty good too. I also saw it without any prior knowledge of what it was about, but I was able to piece it together in the beginning. There were a few surprises for me though. I thought it was pretty well put together. The only complaint I'd say was that I felt the pacing was just a little slow in the beginning.

    Overall they did a fine job of conveying the sense of weight on Will Smith's characters conscience and the complexity of the human relationships and the authenticity of emotion was a cut above the average film out there. It's hard to make something truly different in mainstream cinema these days and I feel like they accomplished that with some success here.
     
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    I really liked it personally, but I also live a life much closer to the character than most and so I could deeply relate. It felt painful watching someone else like me suffering so badly in search of redemption -- that need to make right where we feel we've wronged, or...just factually have harmed.
     
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    i didn't like the movie at all. :mad:
     
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    terrible terrible movie. so bad.
     
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    I liked it. I hate sad movies though, so I won't watch it again.
     
  12. Boing

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    Finally got around to seeing this. It wasn't bad. Not great, but better than mediocre, I thought. It can definitely feel slow in spots. I stayed away from all the reviews and spoilers, so I was looking forward to the end to see exactly what it was all about. I had pretty much guessed it the basic gist of it, but you still don't get the whole story until the movie is almost over. Can't really say I've seen any other movies like it, which is definitely welcome.
     
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    The whole time i was like...
    So whats the story line?
    :eek4:
    I sorta guessed what was going to happen but i was confused for the most part.
    But then the ending came around and i was like Ooooh!
    I too thought they could have done a better job clearing up what had happened in his past.

    I thought it had a good meaning and was done nicely.

    Will smith=Amazing actor/sexy man.
    But when ever they kill him off its incredibly sad. :wtc:
     
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    that's what i thought!

    SPOILER:







    i can see how it might be possible with damaged eyes, but completely blind? :ugh:
     
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    i liked this movie.
     
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    I didnt even finish it I thought it sucked so bad.
     
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    My grandfather was a donor and when he died the only thing they could use were his cornea and they took them about 30 mins after he passed.
     
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    it was a lot better than what I though it would be
     
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    I finally saw it and thought it was really good. It was unique which is not often found anymore. Will Smith did a great job in the role as usual. I really dont see how anyone could say it was a bad movie.
     
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    interesting, unique story, incredible acting, will smith, whats not to like?
     

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