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Old 04-25-2016, 02:28 PM
 
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Seven Samurai and Yojimbo were masterpieces and Magnificent Seven was one helluva (converted) remake of Seven Samurai and no remake can surpass those imho.

That said, that preview looked sick plus the cast, I'd have to see it.
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Old 04-28-2016, 01:51 PM
 
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What was the first movie about?? the old school one?
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Old 04-28-2016, 02:27 PM
 
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What was the first movie about?? the old school one?
Seven warriors band together to defend a village from bandits.

That is the plot of the original SEVEN SAMURAI, as well as the remakes THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, A BUG'S LIFE, and HAWK THE SLAYER (which was more of a Magnificent Five; I guess they didn't have the budget for the other two).

The original is a masterpiece. The remakes are all watchable in their own ways.
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Old 04-28-2016, 02:29 PM
 
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Seven warriors band together to defend a village from bandits.

That is the plot of the original SEVEN SAMURAI, as well as the remakes THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, A BUG'S LIFE, and HAWK THE SLAYER (which was more of a Magnificent Five; I guess they didn't have the budget for the other two).

The original is a masterpiece. The remakes are all watchable in their own ways.
Oh so its like Three Amigos with Steve Martin??
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Old 04-28-2016, 02:31 PM
 
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Oh so its like Three Amigos with Steve Martin??
Okay, maybe not so watchable.
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Old 04-28-2016, 02:43 PM
 
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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.


It is hard to be a tough guy and a metrosexual at the same time.
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Old 04-28-2016, 02:46 PM
 
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I'll watch it for what it appears to be, which is a shoot 'em up cowboy movie. I don't expect anything other than to be entertained.
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Old 04-28-2016, 03:07 PM
 
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Seven warriors band together to defend a village from bandits.

That is the plot of the original SEVEN SAMURAI, as well as the remakes THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, A BUG'S LIFE, and HAWK THE SLAYER (which was more of a Magnificent Five; I guess they didn't have the budget for the other two).

The original is a masterpiece. The remakes are all watchable in their own ways.
More specifically the Warriors were Ronin and then gunfighters in a world without official sanctions. The seven were outlaws as much as the bandits attacking the communities not being protected by their central governments.

I do wonder how they will handle racial issues that were somewhat touched on in The Magnificent Seven. Ignored entirely except to distinguish each warrior or the reason for a revival
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Old 04-30-2016, 10:46 PM
 
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I'm always in the mood for a Western. Bring 'em on. Watching that trailer, I couldn't help but thinking, "Why hasn't Denzel Washington made a Bass Reeves movie? He looks just like him."

FYI: One of Leone's greatest spaghetti Westerns, A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS, was a remake. It was a remake of Kurosawa's YOJIMBO.
And that had been based on an earlier American noir detective story, which was done later again as another noir detective story, "Last Man Standing."

But I do agree that I'd rather have seen Denzel do Bass Reeves.
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Old 04-30-2016, 10:49 PM
 
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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.
Interesting perspective.
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