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Old 04-20-2016, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnD-rBXattk

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.

Then it was the best, and doesn't need to be remade--again.
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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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.
At the time Yul Brynner was a movie star Denzel seems to be in his role. Steve McQueen was a TV star moving up Chris Pratt is probably ahead of Steve McQueen at that point of his career coming off of TV, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World. The rest were just actors, not stars, and most still showed up as the villain of the week on TV shows, It would be at least five years after the fact that before James Coburn became a star, longer for Charles Bronson and Robert Vaughn went to TV to become a star.
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Old 04-21-2016, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Maine
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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
True. But it's one of the lamentable facts of modern movies. There are no tough guys anymore. What is today's equivalent of Lee Marvin? James Coburn? Bronson? Eastwood? There isn't one.
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:51 AM
 
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At the time Yul Brynner was a movie star Denzel seems to be in his role. Steve McQueen was a TV star moving up Chris Pratt is probably ahead of Steve McQueen at that point of his career coming off of TV, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World. The rest were just actors, not stars, and most still showed up as the villain of the week on TV shows, It would be at least five years after the fact that before James Coburn became a star, longer for Charles Bronson and Robert Vaughn went to TV to become a star.
Pratt's also seven years older than McQueen was in '60 (he was 30). Pratt's now a name after two movies. The "actors, not stars" aspect also pertains to the cast of this remake. Apart from Denzel, Chris and maybe Ethan Hawke (debatable), who could carry a movie on his or her own?

Not sure what the point of your post is. Actors 50+ years ago didn't get talked about on social media all the time. There were no Andy Dwyer memes floating around.
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Old 04-21-2016, 01:28 PM
 
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looks lame. Is that heavy metal in the soundtrack?
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Old 04-21-2016, 04:28 PM
 
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It was a remake of a Japanese movie called The Seven Samurai.

Seven Samurai (1954) - IMDb
And what needs to be added is that The Magnificent Seven is okay, but Seven Samurai is a masterpiece.
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Old 04-21-2016, 06:14 PM
 
Location: The Great West
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And what needs to be added is that The Magnificent Seven is okay, but Seven Samurai is a masterpiece.
Word. I actually love the Magnificent Seven for how silly it is. It's really dated now. The best part of it is the theme. Seven Samurai still holds up for the most part (except some overacting, but that was more the norm at the time, and no one was as bad as Horst Buchholz). I saw it last summer and it was pretty incredible. I wish we could see a Japanese remake of that, actually.

As far as this movie goes, I prefer this Seven remake to stick closer to Samurai than the original Seven. And Denzel is definitely a worthy successor to Yul Brynner
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Old 04-24-2016, 05:35 PM
 
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Denzel, hmmm...

Either way, there is no one that can reprise the roles played by Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, or James Coburn. And while there aren't many who can direct an action film as well as Antoine Fuqua, the original depended more on acting than great stunts and awesome camera work, I'll watch this one when it comes out on DVD.
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Old 04-24-2016, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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We saw The Huntsmen today & they showed a preview of this & it looks very good. While not a fan of remakes this is one I want to see.
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:47 AM
 
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I thought the trailer looked pretty weak. Nothing new to see here and actors less capable than in the original , as usual.
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