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Magnificent Seven, The (2016) Movie Reviews

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12/21/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Yeehaa ... The Seven notorious cowboys ride again

"If God didn't want them to be sheared, he wouldn't have made them sheep."

Anyone who made an effort to read one of my writings, knows about my opinion on remakes and milestones in film history. I'm not a supporter of digging out hit movies from the past, dusting them off and giving them a new look. In most cases nothing new will be presented. In the worst case the result will fail terribly and the final product is a lamentable bad movie. "Ghosbusters" was such a monstrosity in my opinion and confirmed my assertion that certain milestones are untouchable in film history (I'm afraid the remake of "Jumanji" will end up in that same alley). However, there are exceptions like the recent film "The Jungle Book". Although this is not a remake in the str...

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09/26/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Adequate Seven

'The Magnificent Seven' is the competent remake of the 60's classic that respects the original, but also doesn't try much new. Really, the only differences between this and the original is the reasonings behind the groups formation, the changes in characters and the added level of on-screen violence. That's pretty much it. What this film lacks over it's counterpart is humanity and empathy. The seven main characters, while portrayed by immensely talented actors, are only memorable for their trademarks. There isn't an ounce of comroadarie between them outside of a couple of short sequences of them joking around. I had some fun watching their antics, but I never felt I was having fun along with them. It made me care less when members of the crew were to eventually die. There also was...

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09/24/2016 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Still Magnificent a Second Time Around

I'm always wary of any reboots that come along because of how mixed the results have been in the past. But The Magnificent Seven was different. For one, director Antoine Fuqua has proven himself a competent and talented director - especially when teamed with Denzel Washington (and Ethan Hawke for that matter). For another, Fuqua assembled an equally-impressive cast - with Washington and Hawke being joined by Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Haley Bennett, Peter Sarsgaard and two relative newcomers in Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Martin Sensmeier. Some people might say the cast is too PC what with the overwhelming diversity - but it works out in the film's favor for sure. Lastly, this is the final film for composer James Horner, who finished the film shortly before his death. Take...

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