A town is being overrun by a robber baron named, Bart, and Bart doesn't care who he kills to get what he wants, and what he want is land. The wife of a murdered man decides that something needs to be done, so she goes off in search of an army, and she finds one. Seven men gather to do what is right. Seven men fight. Seven men gather a town and teach them what it means to take your town back.
I can't really say too much about this movie without giving everything away, and I hate spoilers.
I will say this, as someone who is not a fan of westerns I really enjoyed this movie. It had several moment of humor and I enjoyed the levity of it, especially when such dark moments came later. I enjoyed the character interaction, although the wife of the dead man, Emma, could have been a little more developed, I do understand that she was not the reason this movie was made. I would have liked a few of the characters to be a little more developed to be honest, but even as they were I liked them.
I felt the end was a little clear cut, and I felt that the bad guy gave up a little too easy at one point. He was made out to be this really big bad, and then he became a whiny cry baby, it didn't seem realistic to me.
But, even with the issues I did have, I liked this movie, and I cared. I cared who lived and died and at one point I really wanted one of the characters to live, and it made me really very sad that he didn't.
So, go see this. If you are like me you will most likely enjoy it without seeing the original, I can't promise you will like it if you have seen the original. But that goes for all movies.