The Magnificent Seven comes out this week, and it was ……………good. Yet, is that great? I am always bringing it up , but when I consider 16 dollar movie tickets or the need for some livelihood people desire when they walk out of a work day, I think not. The Magnificent Seven is a remake of the classic by the same name. Yet, despite its strong, diverse casting, I could not shed the overarching thoughts of both “Why did they remake this?” and “I would enjoy this more on cable”.
Now, I hope my previous statements are not insulting as I know the motto of my site is POSITIVITY. If I cannot find the positive in someone’s work then I will not review it. Thus, Magnificent Seven is a solid film that is driven mainly by a great cast of performers like Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, and Chris Pratt. Each actor brings their “A-list” talent and distinct charisma to make sure the film never wanes too much in pacing or the overall feeling of “oldness”, i.e. it literally is a remake of a 1960 western. Yet, despite the magnitude of star power the film holds, the nagging feeling of unoriginality will make viewers say, “I should have waited till it came out on cable”. Still, calling the “Magnificent Seven”a cable movie is not a bad thing, as a lot of movies make a good, consistent paycheck from being on repeat in channels like FX or TNT. Hello! Avengers Part One!
The Magnificent Seven Comes Out September 23, 2016.