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Reasons to see The Magnificent Seven

This was a post I meant to make when it was still in theaters, but I missed my window. However, now it’ll be coming out for home viewing, so I figured now is as good of a time as any:

  • All POC in the film are played by people who are actually of that race 
  • This article talks about how the director had everyone do cowboy stuff, even when not filming, but more importantly when he was given a list of mostly white actors for a potential cast, he went out of his way to make it racially diverse   
  • Strong, powerful female character who is surrounded by 7 testosterone-filled cowboys and none of them make a move on her 
  • Nor does she go thirsting after them 
  • Much of the violence is heavily implied/doesn’t show a ton of blood, yet still super bad ass, leaving it to be a nice balance for both squeamish and bloodthirsty viewers alike 
  • Chris Pratt does magic tricks
  • A great example of a genre movie being updated with modern day film techniques, but not going super duper overboard and adding like laser robots and shit just because they can 
  • Support POC directors! 
  • Don’t want to hear any racial slurs, even though they’re “historically accurate”? Fear not, there are none in this movie! (x)
    • correction: the term r*dskin does pop in once, but it is brief
  • Addresses the issue of PTSD as a result of the Civil War 
  • Cool explosions and gunfights 
  • Everyone sort of collectively agrees that Billy Rocks and Goodnight Robicheaux are cowboy boyfriends 
  • If you’re looking for a new, friendly fandom, I can tell you right now that this is a good one–I have yet to see a single ship war or hate messages for differing opinions 
  • Literally, what you see is what you get: seven cowboys riding in to fuck shit up and kill a corrupt industrialist 

Thank you for your time. Reblog to save a movie night.

Musicals Described by Someone Who's Only Heard a Few Songs
  • Chicago: There's a WHOLE TON of jazz & someone goes to prison for a while
  • Wicked: Alphabet and Glissando become besties and sing about being besties
  • Hamilton: Pretty sure it's literally just the story of Alexander Hamilton
  • Phantom of the Opera: There's a party then this girl gets haunted but TWIST the ghost is INSIDE HER MIND (also she might love him? Unsure)
  • Book of Mormon: Mormons. Mormons everywhere. Spooky.
  • Annie: She's an orphan and that's not good because SOCIETY
  • Oliver: He's also an orphan?? Basically Annie I think.
  • Into the Woods: Fairy tales an stuff, a creepy dude sings to a girl at some point, everyone sure loves AGONY.
  • Sweeney Todd: Don't go on that street idiot
  • Music Man: This guy has got a lot of trombones follow him children.
  • The Producers: They want to produce something but halfway through they don't want to anymore so they just make fun of Hitler?
  • Stomp: