The Magnificent Seven is given the very unnecessary remake treatment by director Antoine Fuqua.
We all know the story by now but if not refer to ¡Three Amigos!, then add four and you get the general idea.
What Fuqua has made is a pretty solid shoot 'em up Western that is a rarity in this day and age, so I'll take what I can get. However what he hasn't made is something that will stand the test of time like it's source material and other classic films in it's genre. It's clear that the cast is having a great ol' time and in doing so it makes for a pretty entertaining ride for the viewer as well. There's plenty of cheese and cringe-worthy moments but it's so briskly paced none of it is ever overly offensive to anyone afraid of losing brain cells.
3 card tricks out of 5