I am a fan of Westerns, especially the spaghetti kind, but I not very familiar with many of the classics of the genre. The Magnificent Seven can now be crossed off my to-watch list. The story about a group of would-be heroes hired to defend a helpless village has been done a zillion times from the obvious Seven Samurai to A Bugs Life. Because the plot has become a cliché, you watch these various iterations for the characters, the action sequences or visuals. There are plenty of great actors in this version and a few hammy ones too. Overall, I was entertained throughout the film and especially enjoyed every scene with Eli Walach.