Monday, October 10

The Magnificent Seven Movie 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 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.

Watched The Magnificent Seven with Celeste last weekend. Decided to catch it because we heard good reviews for this show.

Personally, I felt that the film was compact and rather classic on its own. Initially, the story may appear draggy and predictable but somewhat, it got better with the intense scenes. 

The Magnificent 7, each has their own strengths/capability and that itself made it interesting. A pity that the development of its character was minimal. Also, the plot was quite weak and could have been developed further. 

The finale certainly heightened the entire story. An average yet entertaining western-action film! 

Ratings: 3 / 5