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Hot Take: The Magnificent Seven | Movie Hot Take
Hot Take: Another remade classic. It's good... not a classic. Then again, how can you go wrong with Denzel Washington? If you have remake/reboot fatigue, it's fair. There's been too many remakes and reboots at this point. The original The Magnificent Seven isn't even really all that original considering it's Western-style remake of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai. The original Seven also spawned numerous sequels which is another film trend causing serious fatigue amongst frequent moviegoers. Despite all of that, Antoine Fuqua's remake of the 1960 classic isn't good enough to be called a classic but it is good enough to overcome that fatigue this trend has injected into the cinematic experience. How does it accomplish that? Easy. The cast is strong. Featuring Denzel Washington in the lead as Sam Chisolm, he rounds up a crew featuring Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Martin Sensmeier. In addition, Haley Bennett plays Emma Cullen, a woman