I saw the preview of the new Magnificent Seven movie. I've rarely seen a preview that made me want to see a movie less. I don't know if Hollywood can contnue to make any more westerns or Tarzan movies. To bring the underlying mythology of such movies into accordance with political correctness is too great a jolt.......I saw Johnny Depp's Lone Ranger. In that movie, the true heroes of the old west were the Indians, the prostitutes, and the black field hands. The farmers, churchgoers, and cowboys were the villains. You just can't make a politically correct western. There's always Nazis. Make another Nazi movie if you want to make a politically correct action movie.
I think you hit the nail on the head. This movie is an abortion. It is set in the Old West. It makes the villains corporate mine interests instead of Mexican bandits. Seriously? How politically correct can you get?
Then they have a white woman in the 1800's turning to a black man for help. Look if they tried that they both would have been hung from the nearest tree. In fact Denzel would have got a necktie if he just spoke to her out of turn.
This was a Western as written by Hillary Clinton and Pajama boy. Who do they think is going to pay to watch it? Old white guys like me and ed will never watch it in a million years. Millennial's? Hipsters? The Overseas market? Don't they know that movies with black heroes don't sell overseas?
The Lone Ranger was an interesting case. The original was very cheesy and a function of the times. You might as well try to remake a Buster Keaton movie. Some things can not be recreated. It had it's time.
As far as Hollywood goes the famous saying of William Goldman rings true today. "Nobody knows anything."