Friday, December 30, 2016

Movie Night: Magnificent Seven (2016)





















Seven gunmen in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.

















                                                    

                 
The Magnificent Seven could have easily been a five star film with all the action packed sequences, the actor portrayals and everything however considering the Magnificent Seven has always been considered a hero series that's the area it was lacking most.
It had no heart at all. There was no reason for rooting for the hero until the last few minutes of the film but by then the reason to celebrate was over.
The vengeance thing we could have rooted for the entire time was gone -  for both the hero and the viewer- leaving both feeling more than a little deflated after all that build up.
Like seriously talk about killing my need to cheer at the end of the film which dwindled to a sad memorial sequence that leaves the rest of the film feeling a little pointless.
Still, I enjoyed the bangs, the booms, and all the gun fighting so why not?
In the end I think that's the only thing that bothered me was that for a film so explosive it felt completely hollow without much purpose.
However if all you want is non stop mindless fight scenes this is your film.