RETURN OF THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (Theatrical Release USA 1966)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.4|5.0 Starsììì

Return of The Magnificent Seven tries to live up to its prequel and fails in every category. The acting is fair to good, but the action scenes are not well choreographed, particularly in timing and placement. The difficulty rests with an inability to tell who shot who. The film is run-of-the-mill with no single, distinguishing characteristic to make it stand up and shout.

Storyline

Seven gunmen defend Mexican villagers from raiding outlaws.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Burt Kennedy for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Ted Richmond for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Chris (Yul Brynner), Vin (Robert Fuller), Chico (Julián Mateos), Colbee (Warren Oates), Frank (Claude Akins), Petra (Elisa Montés), Priest (Fernando Rey), Lorca (Emilio Fernández), Luis Delgado (Virgilio Teixeira), Lopez (Rodolfo Acosta), Manuel (Jordan Christopher), Flamenco Dancer (Gracita Sacromonte), First Peon (Carlos Casaravilla), Jailer (Ricardo Palacios), Female Prisoner (Felisa Jiminez), and Boy (Pedro Bermúdez).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. There is no reason to spend time or money on this film unless one desires to compare the prequel to the sequel. It is a dismal comparison.

Ben Meyers

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