While The Magnificent Seven is a remake of the 1960’s western adventure, it’s more of a ‘new-style’ action adventure movie with the same story line. This group of disconnected men who come together to help rescue a town from a grave threat are lead by Denzel Washington as a righteous avenger.
The Magnificent Seven is the very definition of a well-oiled machine. It has star power and old-school charisma to burn, along with a primal story that still resonates every time it is retold. There isn’t much depth to be found, give or take its theoretical political undertones, but the picture works exactly as intended and provides any number of crowd-pleasing action beats and just enough character moments for us to care about the fireworks. The Magnificent Seven may not be “magnificent,” but it’s pretty darn good… Read more from Scott Mendelson, forbes.com