Well that’s just magnificent.

Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.

Of all the properties that you could remake, The Magnificent Seven isn’t a bad choice. The plot is simple, there’s a lot of action, and the ensemble cast means that you can give everybody a shot at being the lead for a while. This trailer is pretty decent as well, but what would you expect from a movie that’s remaking something already good? By the way, this is a movie from a Japanese company that’s a remake of an American movie that’s a remake of a Japanese movie. How deep can we go with this? Anyway, I’m sure this will be enjoyable. Chris Pratt is enjoyable. Denzel Washington is enjoyable. Ethan Hawke’s pretty good. I like that they’ve diversified the cast and thrown in Byung-Hun Lee. But this is like remaking The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Sure, it’s an opportunity to tell a story that everybody already likes with a new cast, but it was already done so well the first time…and the time after that, that it kinda feels silly to do it all again. And is it just me, or does Vincent D’Onofrio look like Ray Winstone in this? And that other dude looks enough like Gerard Butler that I actually thought it was him. I bet Gerard Butler wishes he was in this.

The Magnificent Seven comes out September 23, 2016.

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