Sgt. Largent wrote:Saw Magnificent Seven last night................while I enjoyed it because of the great cast and action, I thought Fuqua and the writers could have done a better job with the script.
Very straight forward western, almost to the point of parody. Here are the poor townfolk being bullied and killed by pure evil caricature bad guy. In rides the man in black and his band of misfits who has a bone to pick with said bad guy.
I love westerns, ask my wife and she'd tell you maybe a little too much. But what makes a great western is the lines are blurred between the good and bad guys (Unforgiven, Good Bad and Ugly, etc). It's not just about revenge, it's about redemption and making a life of wrongs right.
IMO this version of the Magnificent Seven is good, but by far the least interesting of The Seven Samurai and original Magnificent Seven.
PS. what the hell with waiting for the closing credits to unleash the amazing original score? This has one of the most iconic kick ass western scores of all time, and we get Titanic James Horner and his boring musical score? Dumb!
The more you post about film and tv, the more convinced I become that we could be best friends, or best enemies, like Blonde and Tuco.
I went to see Morricone and his Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall a few years ago during his Classical Film Soundtracks tour. Two of the best hours of my life. Honestly man, if the Hawks don't make it to the Super Bowl this year, then take a trip to Vienna instead, he's worth it. Perhaps you already know?
"I knocked you on your ass tho, that's all I'm sayin'. And imma do it again! Imma continue to do it. Imma do it again, Imma do it again and again!" Kam Chancellor.