This week’s imagination failure involves you via the recent west, with Antoine Fuqua’s heavy-handed and unhappy remake of the toilet Sturges 1960 classic The splendid Seven, that had a few of follow-ups and was itself after all a remake of Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. Fuqua ultimately finds in his image a tale of standard-issue revenge; he mislays the cool, amoral idealism of the triggerman code, beside a lot of of the jaunty humour – and there’s nothing to match with Elmer Bernstein’s rattling, original score. Moreover, Denzel Washington is off his game.
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto
Stars: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke
The Magnificent Seven Full Movie Trailer
This has been beaked as a powerful Seven for a contemporary political age within the North American nation, though the first has current resonance. In 1960, the Mexican villagers may travel north to rent their largely white yankee mercenaries, and are available backtrack with them, unobstructed by any Trump wall. And it had been a moving-picture show against massive government: the federales were useless, associate degreed in film producer the villagers objected to paying tax to an authority that couldn’t defend them.