The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
A remake of the classic western and I can’t deny this is a rather good attempt 🙂 . The film had a nice crisp look while keeping the feeling of an old Wild West setting. The story starts well and creates the dilemma (action) from the outset. There is a great cast in this film Chris Pratt, Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke plus many more 🙂 . My favourite character in this has to be Billy (Byung-hun Lee) who was one of the most powerful and his loyalty to Goodnight (Ethan Hawke) was authentic. The main “seven” all use their screen time effectively and each character felt like they belonged in the team. Odd humour sections are in this film (mostly Chris Pratt who gives some great lines) and plenty of actions as you would expect from a Western reboot. One thing I have to give this film is that it is not afraid to kill characters off though I was disappointed that the better (story wise not acting 😛 ) characters did not make it. Though I have to admit the ending was quite good, finished well and had a strange nostalgic feeling 😛 . When the film ended I felt complete and that the story had not missed anything from its plot. The classic music is not in the film but it is in the end credits which I did not mind. I did like the section of the movie where the “seven” teaches the village to fight back and liked the comradery of the “seven” (when they get along 😀 ). Overall, a great reboot of a western and is probably the best one I have seen so far. It just a shame we lose so many great characters but I guess that is what makes a Western 😛 . Enjoy 🙂
I give this film 4.5 Stars out of 5!