This first trailer for MAGNIFICENT SEVEN is impossible

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Wow, it seems like only yesterday that I was posting the first images to director ‘s version of the classic 1960s western Magnificent Seven. Wait just a darn minute, it WAS just yesterday! And now there’s already a first trailer out!

Two things about said trailer though: Firstly we get so see the now over-used ‘bang/change shot/bang/in time with music/this is Suicide Squad trailer structure and secondly you get to see what the tone is. And it’s, well. Light-hearted… I must say I didn’t expect that, even with Lord Chris Pratt in it. Perhaps it’s just the way this has been pieced together but it almost looks like a comedy!

Let’s see what it’s about:

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and Columbia Pictures’ The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

And now let’s have a look-see at the thing:

It’s almost got a Sherlock feel to it – you know, not the one with Cumberbattercheese, the one with Robert Downey Jr. Still it looks like heaps of fun and I always enjoy westerns (well, ALMOST always). Expect the film to ride into town on 23 September.

Last Updated: April 21, 2016

Nick Reay

I have been an avid fan of movies ever since I discovered Santa Clause wasn't real, a day marked in my memory by my first viewing of It's a Wonderful Life, which wasn't so wonderful that day. Since then I've watched thousands of movies and even fooled my parents into putting me through uni to get a degree in the subject. I first started writing as a journalist for The South African Newspaper before moving onto communications for an NGO trying to save the planet. Unfortunately my recommendations to the CEO that we should all don rings imbued with the powers of earth, fire, wind, water and HEART went unheard. Now I pretend the end isn't nigh by hiding in movies.

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