A big screen remake of John Sturges’ classic western The Magnificent Seven, itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.
First, it takes a classic movie that is favorite of angry old men - I mean, the original had Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson - and puts our creepy multiethnic sjw fingers all over the reboot.
Native American characters being played by Native Americans.
Asian characters being played by Asians.
A Mexican character being played by an actual Mexican. ( Manuel Garcia-Rulfo should get half a dozen pilot offers from the networks based on this one movie alone.)
Now Martin Sensmeier is Tlingit, not Cherokee, but it’s a huge step up from Johnny Depp. And
Byung-hun Lee is Korean, not Chinese, but at least he’s not a white guy with a tan.
It’s so much more historically accurate to have a black, an asian, an hispanic, a native american, and three white guys than a pale white western. And they aren’t perfect. There is lots of casual racism, which is accurate for the time. They’re alcoholic. They insult each other in a variety of languages. They have PTSD. They’re assholes to each other, but they have each others’ backs too.
Also, the movie starts by a beautiful man being killed to fuel the female character’s revenge arc. Yay for womanpain!
Finally, it’s an amazing movie. Really. I love westerns, but this is just a great movie. Everybody puts in amazing performances. The cinematography is beautiful. It would get Oscar noms for the acting if it wasn’t a genre movie. Hell, Denzel might get one. The Academy loves Denzel. D’Onofrio might pull a supporting actor nom, too. The problem the other actors face is that there are so many of them that it prevents any of them from having enough screen time to put together a convincing nomination reel.
The PrattPack's reaction to meeting The Avengers? What is the first thing that the Pratts say to them? - Buffy/Universe.
Andy: Freezes up and his jaw drops and he is just this bubble of excitement like omg there they are, they’re here omg, and it takes him like fifteen minutes to regain his composure, and even after that, he has no clue what to say
Peter: Is all cocky like “Yeah, you’ve probably heard of me I’m Star-Lord, legendary outlaw and savior of the galaxy and–oh mY GOD IS THAT CAPTAIN AMERICA!?!?!?!?!?”
Owen: Puffs his chest out and tries to act unimpressed because he is not some fangirl ready to gush over a few people in tights. So he gives them a smile and is like “What brings you to the island?” But his voice cracks in the middle as he internally screams because holy shit it’s The Avengers.
*dead* Im waiting for someone to write that theeshome tbh. Aldo, I think that Billy and Goodnight would share a gilfriend, like they wouldn't be jealous one over other Just when another man tries something with their girl ;)
I mean, they seem to share everything, so why not a girlfriend?
Billy insists that you snuggle up with Goodnight when you sleep, because you’re able to help him cope with the night terrors in a way that Billy can’t
You, running to give Billy a big kiss after he wins a stand off, and Goodnight rolls his eyes and chuckles to himself as he walks around collecting his winnings from the onlookers
Faraday and Vasquez making jokes about the whole situation, but all it takes is one glare from Goodnight and Billy and they shut the fuck up
Billy, being bored, and absentmindedly styling your hair with his hairpin
Goodnight teaching you to shoot, but whoops, while he’s trying to guide the positioning of your hands, he ends up feeling you up instead–Billy shows up, shaking his head, and puts a knife in your hand to show you that not only are knives the superior weapon, but also that he is superior at the art of seduction
Jfc and then when they both decide they want to marry you it’s a big pain in the ass and they have to find two different churches in two different towns and falsify all these documents but it’s worth it
And the others bitch about it so much like “Just because you have two weddings does not mean I’m buying you two wedding gifts but nice try”
i just wanted to point out that when the gatling gun was brought out that first time and they finished that first round of shooting, Faraday was the one to pause and go “the children!” and run to help Sam move the kids out of harm’s way despite himself being injured