Director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer) fixes the unbroken in this remake of John Sturges’ classic western, The Magnificent Seven. With the help of Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke.
Would these neverending remakes be any more palatable if the studios at least changed the titles? Would we be more likely to give this a chance if it was called “The Heroic Heptad”? Or perhaps “The Spectacular Septuplicate”? The ready-made awareness of an established intellectual property would be dumped, but at least the creative bankruptcy wouldn’t be quite so blatant.
The Magnificent Seven is released by Sony Pictures on 23rd September.