'The Magnificent Seven' (2016) - Movie Review

The original "The Magnificent Seven" was a Western made in 1960, and it was a pretty good movie. It was a Western version of Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai," which I think is one of the greatest films ever made. I'm not a huge fan of Kurosawa himself, but that one film - it builds like nothing else you've ever seen, and can keep you mesmerised despite a runtime of over three hours. I went into this with very low expectations. The original "The Magnificent Seven" was no match for the Kurosawa film it was based on, but it was good. Yes, I know a lot of movie history - I watch a lot of movies.

As it turned out, the movie was decent entertainment. Not as good as its namesake, but it had enough surprises, decent characters (although all a touch larger than life) and dialogue to allow it to be a fun way to pass a couple hours.