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The Magnificent Seven - September 2016

This remake has been mentioned in a few threads. Here is the trailer. Premise has been changed to protect the innocent.


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Denzel Washington, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt, Peter Sarsgaard, and directed by Antoine Fuqua - I'm already sold!
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The Magnificent Two: And some other guys


Except for that... could be good though. I'm in.
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This should be a huge improvement on Seven Samurai and that 60's version with that bald Ramses guy.
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I think Kilgore was being slightly sarcastic...

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This should be a huge improvement on Seven Samurai and that 60's version with that bald Ramses guy.
Classics are classics there's no question. But this one has an impressive cast and director, honestly I'm curious to see it.

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I think Kilgore was being slightly sarcastic...
Oh, that, yeah.
When something is at the top, the only way left to go is down. They should just leave the classics alone. The lure of profit is just so strong...
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Classics are classics there's no question. But this one has an impressive cast and director, honestly I'm curious to see it.
Why don't they take that stellar cast and director, get a good original screenplay instead of riding on the coattails of two extraordinary films?
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Why don't they take that stellar cast and director, get a good original screenplay instead of riding on the coattails of two extraordinary films?
Great question. The answer of course is that Hollywood prefers commercially safe to risky and original.
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When something is at the top, the only way left to go is down. They should just leave the classics alone. The lure of profit is just so strong...
I wasn't alive in 1960, but I imagine that at least a few people said the same thing then.

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I wasn't alive in 1960, but I imagine that at least a few people said the same thing then.
I would say adaptation is not same as remake.
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Magnificent Seven

Whoa! This has BIG shoes to follow, it has a great cast and I like the trailer, but the comparison to the original could be its downfall.
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Apparently my search not using the word "The" was flawed
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Review posted yesterday. Was given a "C" grade.

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Everybody has a dirty face, a drinking problem, and a “shoot first” outlook, none of which really covers up the fact that this movie is even more morally superficial than Sturges’ version.
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Review posted yesterday. Was given a "C" grade.



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This movie looks legit. Can't wait. Always been a western kinda guy.
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So no talk at all about this movie?? I saw it at the AMC Barrywoods Dolby theater and thought it was great. I have to admit, I haven't seen the original (gasp). The Dolby theater is just the awesome though. Nothing else really compares.
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So no talk at all about this movie?? I saw it at the AMC Barrywoods Dolby theater and thought it was great. I have to admit, I haven't seen the original (gasp). The Dolby theater is just the awesome though. Nothing else really compares.
I wanted to go today but plans changed. Next weekend most likely. I love westerns, and Denzel still kicks ass. can't wait!
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Saw it Friday. I am a Western fan ONLY when they are actually good movies. There are many Westerns that I do not particularly like even though they are "historically" popular.

All that said....I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Yes, the cast is as diverse as any you could fathom possibly existing in the "Old West." But honestly...it fit and went together well especially how they were introduced and why everyone was so different. It really made the movie that much better in my opinion compared to what it could have been had the cast been more faithful to the original.

I don't want to talk about the points of the movie that I liked or made me laugh because it would absolutely ruin the story for those of you who haven't seen it. I will say, there were some laugh out loud jokes made at a LOT of character's expense.

Awesome flick more than worth a matinee.

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I have to admit, I haven't seen the original (gasp).
Which original? The original of the story is Seven Samurai, 1954.
The western movie version was out in 1960. I saw a rerun of it on TV when I was a kid and thought it was great. That was before I even knew the movie Seven Samurai existed. If I saw Seven Samurai first, my reaction to 1960's T. M. 7 would have been different.
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I saw yesterday and thought it was fine. If you like the sound of gunfire you'll love this movie. In that regard I think it even out-does Open Range in gunfire ambience.

Entertaining, good cast. Little in common with its predecessor except for 7 dudes shooting it out with an army of baddies.

By the time the movie concludes the town is renamed SwissCheese-ville.

If you like Antoine Fuqua's over the top action style you'll like this.

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I'll go see this tonight. Hope it's good cuz the trailers and ads for it ssssuuuuccckkkk.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this. Had a lot of humor and interesting blend of characters.
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Watched this the other night. Was a fun rental. The star of the show was the audio. Good stuff.

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It was fun to see Pratt get crushed under Denzel, Ethan, and Vincent. Props for hanging in there.
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I like Pratt. But yeah, the others out shined him. Took me a bit to figure out what character VD was. Lol

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