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Welcome to the Curious About Screenwriting Network where you'll enjoy listening to fascinating film and writing industry guests who share insights from their careers and how you can take your screenwriting skills to the next level.
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ISA Reviews: The Magnificent Seven with Derek Asaff
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"The Magnificent Seven" pays homage to classic western films & their tropes. Can a remake of a remake be any good? Well, in the case of Antoine Fuqua's remake of the 1960 classic "The Magnificent Seven", which itself was a remake of Akira Kurosawa's legendary "Seven Samurai" from 1954, the answer is a qualified yes. While it doesn't do anything particularly earth shattering or provocative with the tried and true material, the filmmakers here clearly revere the western genre and its tropes, and more than deliver an action-packed good time. Anchored by star power from Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke, this revenge tale has lots of characters, quips, and well-shot shoot-outs. It won't be as classic like those others, but there is a lot to like here. It's almost like an "Avengers" movie, albeit one set in the late 1800's.