The Magnificent Seven

I saw the trailer of this 2016 movie at the cinemas and thought it wouldn’t be my cup of tea, so I didn’t not watch it despite a friend’s high recommendation. After watching it yesterday on DVD, I’m very glad I made the correct decision then.

The story is set in 1879. The Seven are men who fight for those who can’t fight for themselves. They are John Faraday (Chris Patt), Goodnight Roricheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’omefrio), Billy Rocks ( Byung-hun Lee), Vanquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier), who are recruited by their leader Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington). They have been hired by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett) who seeks righteousness after her husband is fatally shot on the order of a businessman, Bartholomew Bogue ( Peter Sarsgaard), who has come to take full control of the town of Rose Creek . They are Magnificent because each man stands for courage and honour, and they fight to win something to help others, to win something that doesn’t belong to them.

The people of this town are farmers, hardworking people who are being driven from their homes. Others are simply slaughtered in cold blood. Women and children go without food or essentials. All because Bogue wants to mine the valley and take it from them.

There are many scenes involving special effects and I must say the visual effects are good, and so are the stunts. However, Westerns are just not my cup of tea, no matter who the lead actors are.

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