Magnificent Seven remake

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    Saw this last night and wasnt really impressed.

    It lacked star presence , the actors all looked the same and spoke in grunts which made it hard to understand them at times.

    The characters in the original were well defined and their characters fleshed out. I didnt feel that with this one.I only recognised Denzel and he seemed a bit half hearted. Like he knew it wasnt worth much effort.

    I love watching Westerns but modern films that are worth watching are few and far between.
     
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    Yeah, I saw that piece of crap a few months back and was also unimpressed.

    Know what pissed me off the most? They left out 2 of the best parts of the movie. The first one was when they were sitting down to eat at a loaded table, and they realize that the villagers are giving them the lion's share of the food, and they go back out and share their food with the villagers.

    The other part was where those boys were hanging around that one dude, and when he got killed, they talked about how good a man he was.

    I agree with you Tommy, the remake SUCKED.
     
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    Haven't seen it. Were they all black or cross-dressers?

    Hollywood remakes tend to suck pretty badly. Ghost Busters had to be one of the worst.
     
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    It sucked because they failed to develop the characters, and they had no depth.

    They also left out pivotal moments in the original.
     
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    The Denzel Washington version was perhaps the worst film I ever seen based only on the fact that the first one had so much texture, character, and (for want of a better term)…charm. “We work for you” still gets me and I often say it at work even though I’m the boss (sort of); I practice something I call servant leadership. I’m often telling the nurses and techs that “I work for you”…”how can I help”. Hardly anyone knows but I got it from TM7
     
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    Like I said, one of the more pivotal moments in the original was when they sat down to a feast, but then realized the villagers were going hungry to feed them good so they could fight. When they realized that, they took the food back to the villagers and shared with them. IMHO, that was the point where the villagers realized they were there, not so much for the money, but because they wanted to help.
     
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    Loved the arithmetic scene…..
     
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    It might have been better if they had got a few more stars in it. But where is the modern Steve McQueen ?
     
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    There is no modern Steve McQueen there is no modern version of ANY of the classic actors or actresses they are irreplaceable eg. how could there EVER be a modern version of Barbara Stanwyck or Joan Crawford or Bette Davis or Humphrey Bogart or Orson Welles or Joseph Cotten?

    I HATE remakes of films of course the original version of "The Magnificent Seven" was a remake in American Western style of Akira Kurosawa's "The Seven Samurai" which was made in 1954 with Toshiro Mifune and is 100 times superior to "The Magnificent Seven"

    They are threatening to do a remake of "The Wild Bunch" WHY? How can you IMPROVE on William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates and the direction of Sam Peckinpah? You CAN NOT improve. Anyone who does a remake in my opinion should be taken out and shot.
     
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    Hell


    the tv series was better than the remake
     
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