Return of the Seven (1966)
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Critic Reviews for Return of the Seven
So closely patterned after the original that you have to wonder why it took the studio six years to bring it to theaters.
As directed by Burt Kennedy, this first, drab sequel to the smash hit Western Magnificent Seven, only retains Yul Brynner from the original cast.
Another worthless and useless sequel.
An absolute waste.
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Audience Reviews for Return of the Seven
160113: Slower start but a much longer final battle. A few new faces appearing as magnificent characters. Would've been great if they could've re-signed McQueen on this one. Yul Brynner has never really convinced me as a gunfighter, except when he was a robotic juggernaught in Westworld (1973). Even in the original Seven, his bald look was a detriment. I have never favoured the all black wardrobe he sports though it's better than the first film; and I really liked the rain soaked slicker. With all that, it's hard to follow up on such a classic bunch of characters and actors as in the original seven. A couple winners here in Oates & Akins but the chemistry is just not as strong. Emilio Fernández is good as the bandit leader but he isn't Eli Wallach. His character Lorca may be more determined and crazy than Calvera though. Liked Fernando Rey as the priest and some of the horses were pretty damn skilled. Overall, Return is a strong film but it stands, unfortunately, in a big shadow.
Our whole life is one of fear. Chico was one of the main characters from the Magnificent Seven and he has moved into one of the villages the Magnificent Seven rescued in the movie. Many of the men are kidnapped from the town and Chico's wife hunts him down to form a group to protect the town and get the men back. "No husbands?" "No husbands." Burt Kennedy, director of The War Wagon, Hannie Caulder, The Train Robbers, Suburban Commando, Wolf Lake, Comanche, and The Money Trap, delivers Return of the Seven. The storyline for this is just okay but fun to watch unfold. The acting is also fairly mediocre and the cast includes Yul Brynner, Robert Fuller, Warren Oates, Claude Akins, and Fernando Rey. "How much trouble you in?" "About as much as you are." I recently grabbed this off Movies! and have been wanting to see this for some time. This was entertaining and fun to watch unfold. This is far from a western classic but is worth a viewing. It is a bit cliché and straightforward, but I recommend it. "The odds are not good." Grade: C/C+
Composer Elmer Bernstein received an Academy Award nomination for his score. Despite the bad reviews, this is good film and ALL about Yul Brynner thankfully! And it is still a respectable plot and with the help of Elmer Bernstein and the music score... a powerful film. Each had his own reasons for fighting, each had his own reasons for dying. SEE the entire film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD0x2rMP_-I [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b1/Poster_of_the_movie_Return_of_the_Seven.jpg[/img] Yul Brynner IS the man. Stripped of the cast of the original AWESOME Magnificent Seven film, it's pretty lame with B grade actors. Still, give it a try if only for Yul Brennar. [img]https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTrGVDt2iRvSwOV04rubHLWC25wPud3RIAPLjDQ8T7-XPEtLAPF[/img] The original cast of The Magnificant Seven Wait for the confrontation between Yul and the leader of the Mexican bandits around the 49 minute mark of the film. It is one of the most riveting conversation I have seen in many a film. [img]https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQF-pqWJoBTT40yo6aSv2ka2SBEoe4r9uLD5nu3pEEvof-YK7VG[/img] PLOT: Fifty gunmen force all of the men in a small Mexican village to ride off with them into the desert. Among the captured farmers is Chico, who years before was one of seven hired gunslingers responsible for ridding the village of a tyrannical bandit, Calvera. Chico's wife, Petra, seeks out the other members of the band of whom only two, Chris and Vin, survive. She begs them to save the village once more. [img]https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQNTbuLMpKy2EX2reIJRyTzYdv1qQYbWQvx5YP9NIZVvkpoivtI[/img] Similar to The Alamo, these boys are almost doomed Return of the Seven (also called Return of the Magnificent Seven), is the first sequel to the 1960 western, The Magnificent Seven. Made in 1966, Yul Brynner is the sole returning cast member from the first film, portraying Chris Adams. Brynner, the only Western figure I EVER saw that spoke with a Hungarian accent and wore a small black hat (cowboy hat). Whereas John Wayne wore the biggest hat he could find, Brennar wore the smallest. Brenner did not need a BIG hat to act.... he just acted and man he was the best! [img]http://www.1001experiencias.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/YUL.jpg[/img] Yul Brynner, the best It is very interesting to note that Brynner wore only ALL black outfits in his Western films (that I know of). Even in the famous psyco-thriller "West World" he wore the same all black costume. This film makes we want to strap on my gunbelt and ride! [img]https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTWBh_kpqowFbCmN6taKu76X45zeTn1GLUUpWLm8VFFQqOgkWcVxg[/img] The vengeful help to the Seven SEE the entire film here, the first of 3 sequels to The Magnificent Seven: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD0x2rMP_-I REVIEWS by those that are not paid critics: 30% Return of the Magnificent Seven is a disappointing film. It is about a bandit leader who wants to build a church in memory of his dead sons, he raids ... 30% Armed men attack the village, the call for help, the gathering of the seven, traveling to the village, defying the villain, the first attack beaten of... [img]http://project-blu.com/images/reviews/636a7b3c-66af-491269vabb5zx4jpg.jpg[/img] Awesome, simply awesome. Yul Brynner center Directed by Burt Kennedy Produced by Ted Richmond Written by Larry Cohen Starring Yul Brynner Robert Fuller Warren Oates Claude Akins Music by Elmer Bernstein Cinematography Paul Vogel Editing by Bert Bates Distributed by United Artists Release dates 1966 Running time 95 minutes Country United States Language English [img]http://unratedfilm.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/mag.jpg[/img]
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