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Highly Suspect Reviews: The Magnificent Seven

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Why oh why can’t Big Hollywood get the western to come back? Oh, it’s not for lack of trying, but even with successes like the Coen Brothers’ take on True Grit, it seems like audiences aren’t as thrilled as the bean counters would like them to be.

Discussions happen (I imagine): “All of these westerns that we’re putting out are so dark. Why don’t we make one you can take the kids to? An old fashioned black hats vs white hats western!” So what do they do? Re-make one of those ‘fun’ westerns, specifically the 1960 classic The Magnificent Seven. Bring on Antoine Fuqua to direct, reunite the two leads from his best movie, Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington, and add in the extremely bankable Chris Pratt and a selection of good character actors…how can it go wrong?

Well, we had a mixed reaction to this one but some of us felt it went very wrong. Listen to Chris, Kyle, JC, Herman, and Jon discuss.

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