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Thursday, 2 July 2015

Return of the Magnificent Seven (1966)

RotMS again features a village threatened by an outside force, but the men's reasons for giving aid are different. For some of them it’s personal.
Most of the seven are different, too. Some are less noble but no less capable with a gun, which is just as well because the enemy numbers are higher.
Brynner’s the focal point of the group conscience and an experienced tactician, extending influence only to those that he knows want and need it.
It’s a step down in quality. The story isn't as good and the characters aren't as memorable. Nevertheless, it's still a decent Western for the most part and despite a few missteps that damage the film at a time when it should be at its peak the last half hour brings the score up.

3 little talks out of 5

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