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Movie Review: The Magnificent Seven gets an uninspired remake

Antoine Fuqua’s forgettable remake of The Magnificent Seven reimagines the 1960 movie about Old West hired guns coming to the aid of a small Mexican town (itself adapted from Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai) as a generic Western with half a dozen choice zingers and a script that feebly insists that it’s “about America.” Forget Mexico: The community in peril is now an American frontier town called Rose Creek, threatened not by bandits but Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the sort of robber baron who introduces himself by declaring, “This country has long equated democracy with capitalism, capitalism with God,” before an audience of (presumably confused) townspeople.
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