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The Magnificent Seven : MAGNIFICENTLY Diverse and MILLENNIAL Friendly


Every good Western film has outlaws, gunslingers, gamblers and bounty hunters; but in the tale of the new and improved 'The Magnificent Seven', it brings a stylish feel to a classic story. The new ensemble of characters are played by a diverse group of young actors that today's generation can enjoy.

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Columbia Pictures’ 'The Magnificent Seven'. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople, led by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Ethan Hawke as Goodnight Robicheaux; Vincent D’Onofrio as Jack Horne; South Korean star Byung-Hun Lee as Billy Rocks; Mexican-American actor Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Vasquez; and Native American actor Martin Sensmeier as Red Harvest. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

The film is filled with comedy, a great amount of action and a nice message. Although a remake, it was executed nicely and better than expected. It is a story of courageous men from different backgrounds that respect each other, and they are doing a great service for others. Created to tell the story of a band of brothers, the actors did an exceptional job at making viewers believe their brother-like chemistry. Even though the movie is a rework of John Sturges' 1960 American version of The Magnificent Seven, it is safe to say, director, Antoine Fuqua gave viewers a taste of that hardcore Western with a fresh new outlook.

“An older generation might know this title, but today’s generation doesn’t, and that made it ripe for a retelling,” says Todd Black, who joined Roger Birnbaum as a producer. “Antoine’s visceral, intense film-making brings a very contemporary and stylish feel to a classic story about a band of brothers. At its heart, it’s a simple story of men doing what’s right – that’s something I try to find in every movie that I do.”

With Summer coming to an end, be sure to heat things up one last time with an action-packed movie like, 'The Magnificent Seven'.

The Magnificent Seven has been rated PG-13 for the extended and intense sequences of Western violence, and for historical smoking, some language, and suggestive material. The film will be released in theaters nationwide on September 23, 2016. To join the conversation about all things, Magnificent Seven, use the hashtag, #Mag7.

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