The Magnificent Seven Review

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and Columbia Pictures’ The Magnificent Seven.

With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople, led by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier).

As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

Denzel Washington stars in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Columbia Pictures' THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN.

The Good

For starters, the awesome cast. Denzel leads the group with so much style, he’s got the same swagger as he did in The Equalizer.

Chris Pratt of course brings the humor, a role we know he handles very well and of course Ethan Hawke who all I say portrays a very troubled character. But the stand out for me was Vincent D’Onofrio who most comic book fans will remember for his portrayal as The Kingpin in Marvel’s Daredevil.

This actor is so talented and so underrated I tell you, he really deserves credit for what he brings to any movie set.

It’s a good old fashion western, nothing too complicated in terms of CGI because everything seems believable. Straight forward story but there’s that something special about it being a western. I mean when was the last time you enjoyed a good western.

Haley Bennett and Chris Pratt in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Columbia Pictures' THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN.

The Bad

Many will say that being a remake, it isn’t particularly fresh. Of course there’s the flip side that because of all the sci fi and action movies that come out these days of men in space suits and tights and capes, this movie stands out as being different and fresh.

Depends on how you look at it really.

(l to r) Byung-hun Lee, Ethan Hawke, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio and Martin Sensmeier in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Columbia Pictures' THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN.

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Straightforward plot but executed in sleek fashion. I highly recommend this movie as a breakaway from all the superhero action blockbusters we’ve been loaded with. It’s blockbuster season for adults now.

The Magnificent Seven opens in cinemas Sep 22

Images courtesy of Sony Pictures Singapore

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