The Magnificent Seven which is a remake of a fifty-six year old cowboy movie. How about that?
I will see anything that stars Chris Pratt so I was sold. I certainly wouldn't kick Denzel out of my bed, either, so Husband got cowboys and I got eye candy. It was a win-win. The story is about a small town with a rich miner baron type person trying to take over so he can have all the gold to himself. This bad guy was played by Peter Sarsgaard who I have decided is a John Malkovich-lite. The town wants to fight back so they enlist the help of a group of seven misfits to help them form their army. There's a bounty hunter, a gambler, a tracker, a sharp shooter, a Japanese fella that throws knives, a Mexican outlaw and a Native American that was given the boot by his tribe. Diversity at its finest.
There is nothing in this movie that wasn't totally predictable. It was a good time with lots of horse riding and gun slinging and dirty cowboys. Did you know Ethan Hawke still acts? He looked pretty worse for the wear for being a former heartthrob. Vincent D'Onofrio was a scenery chewer. Other than that, the acting was good enough. The lead gal was a Jennifer Lawrence clone and I found it to be very distracting. So there's that! Didn't love it, didn't hate it. It was a cowboy movie. I watched it with zero expectations and walked away entertained. The End.