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#MovieReview: "The Magnificent Seven" (2016)

You know a movie is an instant classic when it's remade twice. That's how good Seven Samurai is.

But we're not here to learn about that movie, but rather The Magnificent Seven (2016).

In this version the stars are: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, and Peter Sarsgaard.

Oh yeah, here's a synopsis from Google (a little trick I learned from WiggzFlix):

"Looking to mine for gold, greedy industrialist Bartholomew Bogue seizes control of the Old West town of Rose Creek. With their lives in jeopardy, Emma Cullen and other desperate residents turn to bounty hunter Sam Chisolm for help. Chisolm recruits an eclectic group of gunslingers to take on Bogue and his ruthless henchmen. With a deadly showdown on the horizon, the seven mercenaries soon find themselves fighting for more than just money once the bullets start to fly."

So this version has by far the most diverse casting, but is it as good as the first two versions?

Yes and no.

It's not as good as Seven Samurai, but definitely as good or better than the first Magnificent Seven.

All the protagonists are interesting, and although there isn't enough time to delve into all their motivations and histories, you still cared about them (which is the most important thing).

This is a definitely GOOD WATCH.

QBF Rating: 4.0/5


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