Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai is the cinematic reward that retains on giving, having been remade and reinterpreted in quite a lot of completely different guises, with Zack Snyder the newest to homage the all-time nice after refitting his abandoned Star Wars spinoff into Netflix’s epic sci-fi blockbuster Insurgent Moon.
Probably the most well-known retread of the essential story got here in 1960’s Western The Magnificent Seven, which can have been as easy an train as transplanting the components to the Outdated West, however nonetheless managed to ship a stone-cold traditional in its personal proper. Three sequels and a TV collection adopted within the aftermath, however John Sturges’ Western was ultimately given a remake of its personal in 2016, with director Antoine Fuqua assembling a star-studded ensemble with the potential to rival Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and the remainder of the titular workforce.
Denzel Washington took prime billing in one other re-teaming together with his Coaching Day and The Equalizer director, and the supporting solid was packed to the brim with expertise together with Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard, Matt Bomer and plenty of extra. There was no justifiable purpose for the film to exist, however that doesn’t imply it wasn’t a complete lot of enjoyable.
As is the case when any of Denzel Washington‘s again catalogue finds itself being added to the Netflix library, The Magnificent Seven has been galloping in the direction of the higher reaches of the High 10 most-watched listing. On the time of writing, it’s sitting fairly in second place, with the Washington/Pratt star energy mixture little doubt enjoying a major half within the $90 million journey discovering a brand new lease of life on the world’s hottest platform.