The bandit, mercenaries, gunmen, village, victims and heroes, a story that continues to be told and that captures audiences again and again. In 1954 Akira Kurosawa released the classic The Seven Samurai, in 1960 a tasteful remake “The Magnificent Seven” by John Sturges starring Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, and Horst Buchholz became an iconic Old Western with some of the best gun fights ever seen.
This September 23rd we see this classic action story updated with a modern, almost comic twist. Antoine Fuqua playfully hooked us with seven mercenaries displaying very distinct personalities, wittiness with Chisolm (Denzel Washington), gentleness with Jack Horne (Vincent D’onofrio) and Emma Cullen (Haley Bennet) with soft touch of sensibility, key ingredients that add a spicy and bittersweet taste to the movie.
In the 2016 re-creation of “The Magnificent Seven” comedy is the biggest factor that hooks viewers with the story. Catchy dialogue presented with a hint of sarcasm and humor, mixed with crafty gun scenes, bandits, mercenaries, and sensuality. A Classic western, that so far, it feels good, a remake definitely worth watching.