As for Se7en...I don't understand how anything was good about the ending. It was so much less than could have been expected or anticipated...it was like they pushed this incredible plot twist, and it just never happened.
Again I'll go back to my original statement. You are evaluating it 15 years from when it was released. Spoiler alert
What was unpredictable, and thus original, about it was that the good guys lost and the bad guy prevailed. That was a new formula for a major Hollywood release at the time. A lot more movies, especially in the thriller genre, have adopted that formula over the last decade. But before that I challenge you to come up with 5 Hollywood movies willing to do that in the decade leading up to its' release. No. I'm not saying the bad guys prevailing as unoriginal. And for you to think that's what I'm talking about is somewhat foolish. I'm talking about what actually happened. I saw the movie when I did, I can't go back and put myself in the mindset of when it was first released, I'm sorry. By my standards it was predictable. I said nothing about originality. But yes, it was boring. Another thing I should mention is that I felt it shouldn't have ended when it did, I think it should have gone on longer. It's just that, thje movie was so great and then the ending was too bland. It didn't keep up with the greatness of the rest of the movie.
I'm sure there are 5 but I would have to really hunt around for them. So saying it was predictable and boring is like saying that Star Wars (original) had bad special effects. By 2010 standards the effects in Star Wars look pretty cheesy but at the time it was pretty amazing.I guess...but it's not really a fair comparison. Se7en didn't have/need special effects. It needed a good ending.