The Magnificient Seven (1960) – Brenner vs McQueen

New version of The Magnificient Seven is already out, I did not even see the old version. So it was time to see the old version with a lot of familiar faces: Yul Brenner, Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn and Charles Bronson.

A Mexican village is being assaulted by a group of violent robbers, lead by Calvera (Eli Wallach).  Some villagers have had enough of this and they seek help. They hire seven gunslingers who are willing to help the village from future raids. They train the villagers to protect themselves and plan an attack towards the bandits.

Loved the pace of this movie. Not to slow, not to fast, just fine. Also really liked the fact that a lot of familiar faces present in this movie, some at the beginning of their carreer, some had already made some movies. Yul Brenner stars as the leader Chris who takes on the assignment to protect the village for a small fee. Steve McQueen plays his partner Vin, he does this with style and a sence of humor which I enjoyed watching (after I watched the movie I read that there were some set problems betweens Brenner and McQueen). Sure it is a movie from 1960 so it looks old but still watchable. I had to watch this movie in two steps but I really enjoyed it. If you like westerns, sure watch this one. It is somehow different like Good, Bad and The Ugly or True Grit, so sit back and look at all the classic actors involved.

4 out of 5 on our #SaltedPopcorn

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