Trailer - 'The Magnificent Seven' Character Vignettes
Here's a film that I've done a complete about-face on ever since I saw the first trailer a few months ago. The first time I saw the preview I thought the film looked exceptionally bland. Then, the more the film got peeled back, the more fun it looked, and the more the cast of characters grew on me. These vignettes helped seal the deal for me as they give little hints at each character and their motives. Now, I don't think this film's going to win any awards, but it does look like one hell of a good time. Here are the seven character vignettes:
Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington):
Faraday (Chris Pratt)
Jack Horne (Vincent D'Onofrio):
Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee):
Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo):
Goodnight (Ethan Hawke):
Oddly enough, the only character I'm not quite sold on is Chris Pratt's. I feel like he's a little too comfortable here and isn't really stretching the boundaries of the character. That being said, I was sufficiently entertained by him in Jurassic World and I was skeptical about how his performance would turn out there as well, so I'll just put a sock in it until I see the film. All of the other characters look pretty great, though. D'Onofrio, Lee and Hawke were the stand-outs for me and I can't wait to see if director Antoine Fuqua nails the chemistry between the team.
The Magnificent Seven bursts into theaters September 23rd, 2016.