Thursday, 18 June 2009

Return of the Magnificent Seven

Dir: Burt Kennedy
Starring: Yul Brynner
Year: 1966

I watched this by mistake - I thought it was the original. When NB realised his mistake he was expecting disappointment, but was actually pleasantly surprised.

In 1947 Satre gave an interesting lecture about the how a man can choose a right or wrong course from an existential viewpoint. Is there even a right or wrong? Yul Brynner's character kind of personifies that viewpoint and that choice. It's DEEP!

The film itself is a series of conversations as Brynner gives advice to his underlings and shows 'em whats what. Plus theres some horse riding and shooting. It's a gunslinging, get the bad guys, cowboy film that doesn't break any new ground, but doesn't fall flat on its face either.

Rating: Good!

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