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Old 04-20-2016, 09:11 AM
 
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"Magnificent Seven II - now with more explosions!!!"
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:16 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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We need the real theme song:



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Old 04-20-2016, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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^ love it!
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:37 AM
 
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Before you start complaining about "another remake," "Hollywood is out of ideas," etc., etc., keep in mind that THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN from 1960 was also a remake.
I'm super-picky when it comes to westerns. Due to unforeseen circumstances at the time, I didn't get to watch the remake of 3:10 To Yuma with Crowe and Bale when it was new. That turned out to be a good one.

I'm not sure about this one. Every actor in the '60s film was a standout. We do have some good actors in this new version (I don't mean Pratt), but I don't think any of them are on par with Bronson/McQueen/Brynner/Coburn/Wallach, etc.
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Old 04-20-2016, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I'm not sure about this one. Every actor in the '60s film was a standout. We do have some good actors in this new version (I don't mean Pratt), but I don't think any of them are on par with Bronson/McQueen/Brynner/Coburn/Wallach, etc.
Other than Denzel, I don't disagree. That said ...

They don't make movie stars like they used to. McQueen? Bronson? Coburn? Brunner? Wallach? I can't think of a single movie star today who is fit to sit in their shadow.
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Old 04-20-2016, 01:26 PM
 
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McQueen? Bronson? Coburn? Brunner? Wallach? I can't think of a single movie star today who is fit to sit in their shadow.
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Old 04-20-2016, 01:37 PM
 
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The thing about remakes/reboots is that if you've seen (and loved) the original, you're not obligated to watch the remake, otherwise you'll always be making comparisons - usually in favour of the former.

I no longer bother watching remakes unless the original was absolute pants! Sometimes it's good to live in denial, and that way you'll always have the purity of the original in your mind for good.
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Old 04-20-2016, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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They don't make movie stars like they used to. McQueen? Bronson? Coburn? Brunner? Wallach? I can't think of a single movie star today who is fit to sit in their shadow.
That would be hard to argue. However, I'll at least give this remake a chance. None of these guys really have the true "tough guy" swag that the old school cast did, but the remake looks fun. I'll be seeing it in theaters.
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Old 04-20-2016, 01:49 PM
 
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The thing about remakes/reboots is that if you've seen (and loved) the original, you're not obligated to watch the remake, otherwise you'll always be making comparisons - usually in favour of the former.
Very true. But two relatively recent remakes kicked ass: Alex Aja's The Hills Have Eyes (2006), which actually kicked the original squarely in the seat, and Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead (2004), a film that took the skeleton of Romero's classic and built an entirely new body over it.
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Old 04-20-2016, 06:21 PM
 
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I'm not a huge fan of western genres, but I'll watch anything with Denzel.
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