From western movies, comic book and science fiction stories and more, it's the team of seven who makes the hard sacrifices to endure and push forward and see the mission through. It’s the perfect calibrating concoction of seven unique and talented group of men/women merged together to become a force greater than themselves. It the seven individuals that relish every moment to fight against oppressing odds and from that forge victories from hopeless scenarios. Sure, anyone can use group of four fantastic agents or combine a dynamic duo to squander or even simply have a single individual punch their way out of dire straits but that makes one boring bedtime tale. Nothing captures the enduring legacy of a magnificent seven fighting incredible odds with flamboyant flair, a touch of machismo, locked in arms in defiance.
So without further adieu, here are a list of my top list of seven teams from television and films who define the motto, “All for one and one for all.”
A group of seven outlaw gunfighters help the townspeople to defend the onslaughts of a Mexican band of marauders called Calvera. These men forge a friendship with the villages and themselves in an all-out gunfighting battle. Legend actors Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson, just to name a few, brings this western story to life. The Magnificent Seven is one great western.
Space the final frontier. The short lived television series (1966-69) assigned 7 of the best Starfleet officers to a five year mission. Captain James T. Kirk and crew of the Enterprise explore strange new worlds in hopes to seek out new life and civilizations. Their mission often explored worlds whose people struggle among themselves from political oppression and prejudice. Star Trek offered a glimpse what humanity could truly achieve.
Pages taken from literature’s most classic fictional characters of all time, are the world’s only hope from global war. Leader, Allan Quartermain, played by Sean Connery, and his band of legendary teammates search for the elusive and deadly Professor James Moriarty that takes them through the four corners of the world. The 2003 summer blockbuster League of Extraordinary Gentlemen also starred Petra Wilson as Dr. Mina Harker and Jason Flemyng as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Marvel Productions took years taking small steps that turned into the Marvel Universe fan know and love today. Debut in the summer of 2012, the Avengers brought in legendary director Joss Whedon and a cast of actors and broke box office records and re-ignited the comicbook world with a sense of world heroism. The Avengers are a group of seven dedicated people who would love to live in a world of peace but if the world should ever be threatened, you can bet they’re going to Avenge it.
As DC is somewhat slow making the Justice League to come to the big screen, fans can see the beginnings of the League come together in the film Batman vs. Superman (Out in March 2016). Soon DC fans will come to know the great hall of the Justice where lies seven of the world’s greatest heroes of our generation. But for now, just have wait for 2017 for the film’s debut titled, The Justice League: Part 1.
Back in 1987, a group of seven elite military mercenaries infiltrate a group of rebel gorillas deep in congo jungle. As their mission draws to successful close, they soon discover a prior elite force were declared dead and were never found. Unbenounced to them, someone or something has been stalking them and now are being killed one by one like prized trophies. Predator is filled with testosterone TNT and made Arnold Schwarzenegger a blockbuster mega star.
Imprisoned in a federal maximum institution for life, they’re the worse of the worse. But when a major city mysterious falls silent and abandon, these band of un-reform group of supervillains are offered a chance at clemency in exchanged investigate what happened and stop it from spreading or die trying. Though not exactly a 7 member team (8 all together), this sinister group of sociopaths feel right at home surrounded in anarchy, but for slim chance of freedom, why not? Film expected to debut this coming August 2016.
I hope everyone can agree, with this list of 7 of the best 7 maned team group to ever grace television or the big screen. If you have a group of seven which I failed to mention, please feel free to post your comments or suggestions. Thanks for reading and sharing.