A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.
Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.
Decent remake about some villagers who hire tough gunslingers to organize the defense their village against a ruthless owner
This is an acceptable version to superior and enduringly popular film , ¨The Magnificent seven¨(1960) . Enjoyable remake to the classic ¨Magnificent seven¨ is well played by Denzel Washington as a brave gunfighter named Chisolm (Denzel's first western film) who along with Faraday (Chris Pratt's first Western movie) , and their group (Ethan Hawke , Vincent D'Onofrio , Byung-Hun Lee , Manuel Garcia-Rulfo , Martin Sensmeier) set off in rescue some besieged villagers . One day a corrupt landowner called Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard as an extremely nasty land baron) comes and takes most of proprieties and lands from the small town called Rose Creek . Then Chisolm is approached by the townsfolk , Emma (Haley Bennett) and Teddy (Luke Grimes) , who explain the little town's situation and their desperation in finding someone who can help . Chisolm agrees to help them and he reunites seven gun men . In the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves . As Chris and his buddies , each of whom comes for a different reason , must free a village attacked by heinous outlaws who are devastating the small location . All of them get a chance to redeem themselves . Later on , the group develops a plan to secure the villagers defend it against enemy attack .
Chisholm character was compellingly played by Denzel Washington , previously played by Yul Brynner , as Chris , in two occasions and one performed by Lee Van Cleef and George Kennedy . Denzel as a two-fisted bounty hunter is very good . Producer Walter Mirisch had the idea of doing a Western adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's classic , The seven Samurais , but this time performed in the main role by an African-American . The film reunites Denzel Washington with Ethan Hawke and Antoine Faqua whom Washington had worked with on Training Day (2001) , Hawke co-starred in Brooklyn's finest (2009), and Washington starred in The Equalizer (2014) . The story is classic and traditional , following its interesting premise in subsequent sequels , including customary misfit band formed by an eclectic gang with diverse characters as well as speciality . The film gets Western action , exciting riding , shootouts , it's fun and entertaining , although nothing new , being a remake from a famous Japanese picture , but displays a slight as well as violent style . The movie contains some moment of violence and even touching on the relationships between the villagers and the Magnificent . Walter Bernstein did the original adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's film , The seven Samurais , but it wasn't used ; in this retelling Nic Pizzolatto and Richard Wenk -taking parts here and there- wrote the screenplay that is substantially what you see on screen . Here appear several secondary actors who give adequate interpretations , such as : Haley Bennett , Cam Gigandet , Matt Bomer , Luke Grimes , William Lee Scott , among others . In addition , being one of the few Western movies where an actor's ethnicity matches their character's , as 'Martin Sensmeier' is Native Alaskan (Tlingit) and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo was born in Guadalajara, Mexico . It packs a colorful and evocative cinematography by Mario Fiore . Thrilling and exciting musical score by recently deceased James Horner , in fact this was James Horner's final composition before his death . He had previously composed the soundtrack of Battle Beyond The Stars (1980) which was a futuristic remake of Seven Samurai (1954) , which The Magnificent Seven (1960) was also a remake . The theme song from the original Magnificent Seven (1960) by Elmer Bernstein being played during the end credits .
Walter Mirish, the executive producer of this film , and one of the most successful independent film producers in Hollywood in the 1960s , was already involved in the previous feature : Magnificent Seven , back in 1960 . Many decades after its release , Mirisch still holds The magnificent Seven in high regard . This John Sturges film (196o) was starred by Yul Brynner , Steve MacQueen , Charles Bronson , Rovert Vaughn , Brad Dexter , is equally remake of ¨The seven samurais¨ (Akira Kurosawa) starred by Toshiro Miphune . After that , followed ¨The return of the seven¨ (Burt Kennedy , 1966), again with Yul Brynner with other surviving members of The Seven as Jordan Christopher , Claude Akins , Robert Fuller , Julian Mateos , Emilio Fernandez , Rodolfo Acosta . It was followed by ¨Guns of the magnificent seven¨ (Paul Wendkos,1969) with George Kennedy as Chris , James Whitmore , Monte Markham , Reni Santoni , Bernie Casey and Joe Don Baker and finally ¨The Magnificent seven ride¨ by George McCowan with Lee Van Cleef as Chris , James B. Sikking , Ralph Waite , William Lucking , and continued with a TV series and a Television movie realized in 1998 , being also produced by Walter Mirish , as usual . The motion picture was stunningly directed directed by Antonie Fuqua . This good Western is a Denzel Washington vehicle , if you like his particular performance , you'll enjoy this one .
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