title: The Magnificent Seven author: Kris Fremen date: 2018-01-23 05:04:18 tags:
The Magnificent Seven is a story about seven gunmen, banding together in the Old Wild Wild West.
The cast is amazing, having great actors like Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, and Vincent D’Onofrio among others. Their acting is superb in certain scenes that are the shining pinnacles of the movie in the myriad of scenes that are surely breathtaking but otherwise bland and boring.
The plot feels like a proper copy paste, used and abused for eternity and doesn’t really contribute anything beneficial or interesting to the overall movie. It feels quite dry, and sometimes even forced.
For a movie that is 2 hour and 12 minutes according to IMDB, it sure feels longer and run time sure feels far longer, exponentially increasing with each scene that drags on the story more and more until it just snaps and the movie simply doesn’t make any sense anymore.
The first few minutes have an interesting character that is cut off abruptly. Matt Bomer gave a good but unfortunately short lived performance.
All in all, the movie feels more like The Magnificent Boredom instead of a modern western that should get at least some excitement flowing with all the good actors that are in it.
Notwithstanding the fact that the movie is based on Akira Kurosawa’s screenplay among others, whose movies are timeless, the director’s(Antoine Fuqua) interpretation of it has missed the mark and instead has treated it as nothing more than a canvas for some of the dust off of the cameras to settle on it and produce an incoherent picture.
This movie most definitely does not warrant a re-watch and if you didn’t fall asleep during the 2 hours, you really didn’t miss anything.