Three sentence movie reviews: The Magnificent Seven

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This was homework watching due to the upcoming release of the remake, but I was happy to find it was enjoyable homework.  I enjoyed Brynner & McQueen’s chemistry and the gradual change of both the townspeople and the hired guns was a pleasure to watch.  It’s rare to find a movie this old that kept me interested for the entire run time* but this was one!

Cost: free from library
Where watched: at home

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*I often am bored during older movies, so much so that I recalibrate my expectations regarding pacing for films made prior to 1980.

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  • Sara K.

    How were the depictions of Native people? I’m so aware of that in books right now that it tends to loom large whenever I see it. That’s the other meh part of oldies.

    • stenaros

      They were in Mexico. So it was all Mexican villagers, no natives. Nothing was too terrible. (The really terrible standard being: Andy Rooney as Audrey Hepburn’s Japanese landlord in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which I bring up a lot just so people won’t be as horrifically surprised as I was.)

  • Jan W.

    Even though I have this on DVD, I haven’t watched it in decades. I recall loving it, which is why I purchased the DVD.

    I sort of wish I’d watched it before we saw last year’s remake because I spent the whole movie thinking, “I’m pretty sure this is nothing like the original.” But I don’t know for certain. I liked the remake, but I don’t think it’s as good as the original.

    Also, I was just talking the other day about Mickey Rooney’s cringeingly racist portrayal of the Japanese in Breakfast at Tiffany’s! Ruins the whole movie for me.

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