I really love the story of this film. It is definitely one of the best underdog stories that I have ever seen. The characters are extremely compelling. The characterization of the villagers is part of what makes the film work so well. We feel sympathy towards the villagers and want their side to win. The villain played by Eli Wallach is also extremely effective. He is intimidating, but he is also a human character, rather than a one-dimensional villain that is evil for the sake of evil.
The film has a lot of extremely well-made elements. The cinematography is beautiful. It showcases the landscapes of the world in which the film is set. The acting is great. The score is great. Its effects on the tone of the film are so great that the theme has become iconic.
So overall, "The Magnificent Seven" is a great film. It is well-made, enjoyable, and surprisingly thoughtful. One can only hope that the remake is good as the originals.
The Magnificent Seven
Big Tuna's Rating: A+
How Did I Watch It?: Digital rental.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.