Once cool Magnificent Seven now a middling septet

Denzel and friends try to bring the western into the modern age

THERE ARE AT LEAST SEVEN REASONS TO REMAKE The Magnificent Seven, John Sturges’ larkish 1960 western, itself a retooling of Akira Kurosawa’s rousingly elegant 1954 epic Seven Samurai: at any given time, there are always at least seven young-to-middle-aged male actors ready to strap on holsters and peer out from beneath rakishly tilted cowboy hats. Because

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