As a fan of the 1960 film The Magnificent Seven, it pains me to admit what I’m about to admit: the remake looks pretty goddamn awesome. And I suppose I wouldn’t have much grounds to complain even if I wanted to, given that my beloved original was actually a remake of the 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai. But I digress.
The trailer for director Antoine Fuqua’s take on the all-time classic just dropped, and it looks like the badass western flicks of yore: fast horses, damsels in distress and shoot outs galore. The cast ain’t too shabby either, with Denzel Washington leading a gang of gunslingers that includes Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ethan Hawke and Korean star Lee Byung-hun.
Below, we’ve rounded up the seven dopest things in the trailer, and ranked them from in order of badassery from least to most.
1. Drinking lots of moonshine
We only have Shia Labeouf as a reference, but shit always seems to get real when moonshine is involved.
2. Shooting flaming arrows
They’re only about a million times more awesome than regular arrows.
3. Shooting mid-air
Only the coolest cowboys can master this feat.
4. Shooting while hanging precariously off a horse
Wait…only the coolest of cowboys can master THIS feat. Is anyone surprised that it’s Denzel?
5. Hayley Bennett shooting a rifle
She stole your heart just before she blasted it to bits.
6. This gun
We can only assume this monster is the result of a moonshine binge.