YMMV: The Magnificent Seven

  • Awesome Music: Elmer Bernstein's score, particularly the unforgettable main title theme.
    • Eli Wallach (who portrayed the bandit leader Calvera) once remarked that if he'd have heard Elmer's music during filming, he'd have ridden his horse better.
  • Canon Foreigner: Of all the characters, Lee is the only one who isn't directly adapted from Seven Samurai. His characterization as a fighter who's lost his nerve would have been unbecoming of any samurai.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Plenty of them.
    • Britt's introduction. Also Chris and Vin's, though Britt's is even more awesome.
    • The entire first confrontation with Calvera and his men. It's also one of the most quotable scene in the film ("We deal in lead, friend" amongst them).
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: This exchange, taking place just after Britt has shot dead one of the bandits who was fleeing on horseback:
    Chico: [awed] That was the greatest shot I've ever seen!
    Britt: [sternly] The worst! I was aiming at the horse.
  • Estrogen Brigade
  • Repurposed Pop Song: The title theme's main riff is widely known for its later use in Marlboro cigarette commercials and Arthur Conley's 1968 hit "Sweel Soul Music".
  • Stop Helping Me!: Bernardo's Instant Fanclub follows him everywhere and tries to help him in any way; they get him killed in the final battle when they distract him during a gunfight.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Yul Brynner as a Cajun and Eli Wallach as a Mexican. Both are so awesome that it's not that big of an issue.