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 (instead filling the space left open by combining Kikuchiyo and Katsushiro into Chico). 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: Let's see: we have the very handsome Yul Brynner, Steve Mc Queen, pretty boy Horst Bucholz, James Coburn, and the striking and very charismatic Eli Wallach. Yes, these are reasons enough.
  • Fountain of Memes: There are many memetic lines from the film, and many of them occur in a five-minute sequence during the first confrontation between Calvera's bandits and the Seven. Outside of that part, there's Britt's famous "I was aiming for the horse!" and Lee's "Enemies: None. ... alive." speech.
  • Love to Hate: Calvera. He's ruthless and cruel, but he's so much fun to watch!
  • 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. But both are so awesome that it's not that big of an issue.