My grandfather was a huge John Wayne fan so I watched a lot of westerns growing up. Some of my favorite John Wayne movies include: The Searchers, Rio Bravo, El Dorado, and Tall in the Saddle. Clint Eastwood also starred in some great ones with The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly being at the top of my list and a must see. Nowadays, a western coming out is few and far between so when one is being released it makes me excited, and I hope for the best. The original Magnificent Seven was released in 1960 and remains an iconic classic western. It was directed by John Sturges and starred some huge stars of that era like Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson. An oppressed village calls on seven gunfighters to help defend their homes from ruthless killers.
The new film is directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day). It has some big names attached to it including: Chris Pratt, Matt Bomer (White Collar), Denzel Washington, Vincent D’Onofrio (Law and Order and Daredevil), and Ethan Hawke. All five of these actors always do a great job, which definitely raises the hoping it will be good factor. In the movie, a town called Rose Creek is built around a gold mine. The town is controlled by a Baron and a group of thugs who are killing off a significant number of people. A young widow played by Haley Bennett hires a bounty hunter (Denzel Washington) to take care of the problem. With the money he receives, he is able to hire six other gunmen to help take care of things.
If anything, the film promises some significant star power and action. The trailer is definitely action packed. Let’s hope it turns out great when it hits theaters September 23, 2016. You can view the trailer posted on YouTube below –