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The Magnificent Seven (2016)

US 133m, Colour
Director: Antoine Fuqua; Cast: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, Peter Sarsgaard

A pretty looking and dark comedic remake of the 1960 film of the same name, The Magnificent Seven is entertaining up until the overdone action-packed finale in which the bad guys seem to re-spawn as in a video game, providing a near endless supply of targets. The multicultural cast seems a bit contrived as do the skill-sets of the film’s seven anti-heros. While modern audiences are likely to prefer Fuqua’s version over Sturges’ 1960 classic, neither comes close to the source material in Kurosawa’s truly magnificent Seven Samurai (Klaus Ming June 2017).

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2 comments on “The Magnificent Seven (2016)

  1. Niall McArdle
    06/11/2017

    An hour after seeing it, I’d already forgotten it.

    • Klaus
      07/05/2017

      I don’t disagree, it was pretty forgettable.

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