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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.
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Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will have no fear!
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I got to see this movie in a theater with a friend who hasn't seen the original and is generally not very familiar with old spaghetti westerns. I think that's important to point out as we had somewhat different thoughts about the flick.
The movie was enjoyable as my rating states. However I must say that it's hard to point out anything good about it. The plot is straight up one of the worst revenge stories and full of ridiculous clichés. There's no character development nor are there really any interesting or unique characters. All the common western clichés are used and there's really nothing unexpected about the plot.
Yet I somehow managed enjoy this film. The action is good and humor is opportune. It just feels like a good western. The plot is crap, but then again the original one wasn't a masterpiece of storytelling either. My friend said it was one of the best movies he's seen lately, though I must differ. I had fun for sure, but can't really say that I'd recommend this to anyone looking for an actually good flick.
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