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The Magnificent Seven: Average Guy Movie Review

Antoine Fuqua is attempting to make the western popular again with his re-imagining of The Magnificent Seven. I say re-imagining because it's not a direct remake per say, with new characters and a new story built on the original premise, Fuqua has actually tried to bring something new to the screen. Denzel Washington stars as Sam Chisolm, a Warrant Officer hired by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett) to assemble a group of hired guns to protect the town of Rose Creek. This time around, the seven are up against Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), an industrialist who terrorises the people of Rose Creek in order to steal their land and mine the area for gold. Now new is good, but in this day and age you've got to pull out all the stops to impress your audience. 



So far reaction to The Magnificent Seven has been mixed. According to critics the cast have delivered enjoyable performances but it's felt the story brings nothing new to the genre. I've even heard the movie described as…