Putting together a team of heroes to accomplish a mission. It’s one of the most durable movie stories of all time, thanks to Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. Kurosawa’s classic has inspired countless other films, but one of the most memorable is also the film that directly adapted the samurai story as a Western: 1960’s The Magnificent Seven. Wade and Kevin discuss the similarities and differences between the two films, then review Antoine Fuqua’s new, Denzel Washington-starring Magnificent Seven remake.

Music interlude by Wilder Adkins, “My Father’s World.” Used by permission.

Theme music by Alexander Osborn and Lindsey Mysse. Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.