Director: Antoine Fuqua
Writer: Akira Kurosawa (based on the screenplay by), Shinobu Hashimoto (based on the screenplay by), Hideo Oguni (based on the screenplay by), Richard Wenk (screenplay), Nic Pizzolatto (screenplay)
Stars: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio
Runtime: 133 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Released: 23 Sep 2016
Storyline: Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. 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 residents of a small town are being pressured by a man, Bartholomew Bogue to sell him their land for a paltry price. They gather together at the church to meet about how they should handle Bogue. Bogue shows up and then burns the church, one of the citizens stands up to Bogue and Bogue kills him. The man’s wife then heads off to find help. And while at a town, she sees a man take out some men all by himself. She then approaches him and asks for his help. The man, Sam Chisolm is not interested till he is told about Bogue. He recruits a man whom he saw handle himself quite well. The man, Faraday says yes and they recruit or come across some other men of skill and they total seven. They go to the town and take care of Bogue’s men. Chisolm sends one of Bogue’s men to give Bogue a message. Chisolm then talks to the town telling them, they need to get ready because Bogue will be back with an army.
In this remake of the 1960 film of the same name, the small town of Rose Creek is being terrorized by land baron Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard) and his men. The townsfolk meet in the church to discuss what they ought to to protect their land and families from Bogue. The man himself enters the church with some of his armed men and he steps up before everyone else. Bogue argues that there is little profit in the land that makes up Rose Creek, so he intends to return within three weeks to see that the town has turned up more profit. The men then fire their guns and burn the church down. As the people evacuate, Matthew Cullen (Matt Bomer) calls Bogue out and asks what kind of man he is to harm innocent people. Bogue responds by shooting Matthew dead in front of his wife Emma (Haley Bennett), leading to a number of other citizens being killed by Bogue’s men in front of their families. Before leaving, Bogue orders his men to leave the bodies where they lay so that the townspeople can get a good look at them for the next few days.