A ragtag band of cowboys help out a small town by taking on the big bad who is set of stealing their land and their gold.
The Magnificent Seven is a remake of a remake and I must confess I have seen neither the original or Seven Samurai, so I can not compare to these well respected films. To me this movie reminded me most of Back To The Future Part III. A tiny little square town with lots of sand and gun shots without blood. It kind of has the same tone. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing, but just know that this a light and frothy thing.
While the seven themselves are ticking all the demographic boxes, the Mexican one, the native one, the Asian one, the Cajun one, the fat one (doing a strange accent), the white one and the black one, but only Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington get anything like backstory. While Denzel looks totally badass dressed all in black and riding into town on a black horse, I am still massively distracted by Denzel giant dazzling white teeth.
There are a few enjoyable action scenes and a Home Alone style gearing up of the town. It also cements Chris Pratt as a movie star, he runs on charm.This is also the second of three films for Haley Bennett this year (between Hardcore Henry and The Girl On The Train) and is the only female character in the whole film, so it is a good job that she just about gets enough to do without making her character completely pointless.
In general however The Magnificent Seven is fun but forgettable the minute you stop watching.