For some, serial killers are a fascinating mystery. While Se7en was dedicated to them, Resurrection depicts a less admirable picture of the serial killer. In fact, Se7en and Resurrection are sensibly the same film, with a few nuances. While the latter can easily be blamed for copying the first, let us concentrate on what was taken and what was left out. In both films, everything is dark, the murders are crude, two investigators serve as heroes, the killer uses biblical references and doesnít appear until the end of the film even though he just barely escaped being captured in his apartment towards the middle of the film. The conclusion isnít as magical as in Se7en, there arenít any startling moments and everything, sadly, is extremely predictable.
This doesnít make the film plain though. Here and there, there are add-ons to the plot that are directly related to the development of the story. For example, a police officers loses his leg after an intense pursuit scene and we devote a few minutes to him where he shares with us his terror, his loss; usually, a film would only have developed the pain aspect of the situation.
Then, a newborn is tossed around violently from left to right, a scene that will shock many, I am sure. However, if we forget the thick wall between good and evil for a second, it is an incredibly audacious and intelligent initiative. A baby, in this context, represents a hostage much more symbolic and easy to control than an adult. It is for these surprises that only rational and open-minded people will believe the film is genius. Regardless, the authors understand that their spectators are humans so more or less everything comes back to order before the ending credits.