2016 remake of the 1960 film Magnificent sevenitself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 classic Seven Samurais, was released to moderate success, but it recreated the wrong movie. When a notorious outlaw and his cabal threaten a small frontier town, the villagers set out to find gunmen to protect them, and seven famous heroes, led by Denzel Washington’s Sam Chisholm and Chris Pratt’s Josh Faraday, agree to answer their call. Each has its own unique character and history, as well as a reason to choose to go up against a large and well-armed army of warriors.
Both are Kurosawa’s Seven samurai and original Magnificent seven One of them is considered a classic of its time, despite the fact that it takes place in feudal Japan, and the other in Western America. The narrative device of a group of but seasoned individuals taking on a large organized group of enemies has been used many times across multiple genres, making it a timeless story. The simple elegance of its plot has taken it to every era, including the 1980s Western where science fiction and fantasy took over as the dominant genre in Hollywood, and one film in particular tried to make it something new.
Star Wars was an unofficial Magnificent Seven remake
Battle beyond the stars After the success was a space adventure released in 1980 star wars, itself based on Kurosawa Forbidden Castleand hoped to capitalize on the interest classic sci-fi movies, and the intergalactic conflict, dogfighting spaceships, and awesome aliens they provide. The movie was actually Magnificent seven in space, to Robert Vaughn, who played the dandy (but cowardly) gunslinger Lee, who played a version of the same character in the 64 version. With special effects by James Cameron, music by James Horner, and extensive world-building, it seemed like a huge hit, but budget constraints and lackluster dialogue halted its success.
Such as star wars, the film is a space western that focuses on a young man named Shad (Richard Thomas) who tries to recruit warriors from across the galaxy to protect his peaceful home planet from a ruthless warlord. Together with a pilot named Cowboy (George Peppard), a gunslinger Gelt (Vaughn) and a group of androids, he goes to war against Lord Sador (John Saxon) and his army. Beyond comparison Star WarsKurosawa films and Magnificent seven moviehe peppered his story with additional gimmicks, such as Sador promising his mutant followers the gift of eternal life by grafting their victims’ organs and limbs onto their bodies.
A Star Wars remake would be better than the Magnificent Seven
Given Battle Beyond the Stars’ with a mediocre budget, poor script, and overall B-movie quality, it had great potential to be a strong sci-fi remake. Magnificent seven. The latter was already considered a classic, and the remake by overall numbers offered nothing new to the story. The only elements that made it better overall were the diversity in the cast and a few bigger action sequences, but other than that, Magnificent seven did not have sufficient differences by itselfin contrast Battle beyond the stars.
Magnificent seven was not so popular, but completely new Battle beyond the stars I would have felt like an entirely new sci-fi extravaganza, rather than a remake. Aside from a few memorable scenes and some interesting props provided by Cameron, it was lost among the other contenders. Star Wars spotlight, but if it could be recreated today, it would really stand out and might even have enough material to be developed into a franchise itself.
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