Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.
Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.
The Gatling guns used in the time period of this film were chambered in .45-70 Government, which had a muzzle velocity of 1,600 feet per second, a 300-grain lead bullet, and had a range of well over a mile. In fact, the Army's standard target at the time the caliber was used was a 6x6 wooden target at 600 yards, well over the distance shown in this film, and the .45-70 round was also used to shoot buffalo in the late 1800s. So modest cover would not have saved you, and the range for the Gatling gun in the movie, was more than accurate. See more »
The locations named in the film (Sacramento and Amador City) if assumed to be representing the actual places in California, have no scenery like what we see. (The film was shot in Arizona and New Mexico.) See more »
[pulls out a gun]
This is Ethel, don't you ever disrespect her!
[pulls out another gun]
It's Maria you can disrespect!
My Maria? I have five Maria!
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As the end credits and background images scroll up, occasional bullet holes appear on screen as if there were a scrolling sheet of glass in front of the images. See more »
A film is only good when it fits your expectations. I had high hopes for this one. I haven't seen a good modern western in a while - so I gave "The Magnificent Seven" a shot.
Oh boy, what a mistake. Yes, there is shooting. Yes, there is low jokes. Yes there is seven characters. But that's about it. The whole story can be said in 5 minutes.
During the movie you see repeated failed attempts to build the characters - and add a human flavor to the film - all failed. I didn't identify with any of the seven, I didn't like any. They all shot, spit, made stupid racial jokes and were archetypical.
If you want a stupid action movie to watch when making a dinner - go for it. You can totally miss half of the film and still not get lost. But if you want developed characters, charisma and a good film - watch something different.
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