September 23, 2016
Genre(s): Action, Western
Akira Kurosawa's 1954 classic Seven Samurai film has influenced an entire generation of filmmakers. Based on a Japanese story of farmers defended by local samurai, the film lead to the creation of one of the greatest American Old West films: The Magnificent Seven.
Antoine Fuqua's modern retelling of this well-known story depicts desperate townspeople hiring seven mercenaries to protect them from a greedy, deadly despot.
Yet, this group of men that includes hired guns, a bounty hunter, a gambler, an assassin, an outlaw and a sharpshooter soon discover that money is not the most important reason to join the fight.