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Cowboys & Aliens
First Contact. Last Stand.
A stranger stumbles into the desert town of Absolution with no memory of his past and a futuristic shackle around his wrist. With the help of mysterious beauty Ella and the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde, he finds himself leading an unlikely posse of cowboys, outlaws, and Apache warriors against a common enemy from beyond this world in an epic showdown for survival.
This film is actually (generously speaking) retarded. Makes no sense and I was lost after 20 minutes, it got me in a knot that I never seemed to get out of until the end credits. For those who have watched this, try and answer these questions?
Why are there aliens?
Why is there a boat randomly in the desert?
Why does Lonergan have a arm brace that kills aliens?
Why are the aliens on Earth?
Why do the Aliens want gold, of all things?
Why is that alien women Ella Swenson relevant to anything? |
Unfortunately for me I chose to watch the extended version! 2 hours and 16 minutes wasted on pure unadulterated bull twaddle!
They threw everything against the wall to see what would stick, the end result was an ugly contrived, convoluted mess!
I will admit that I saw this on a plane, so maybe I've marked it half a star lower than I should, but still... There's just no excuse for a movie to be so dumb and pointless. This must have been inspired by the Snakes on a Plane team. Just so dumb.
To summarize: a too-cool-to-be-true cowboy (Daniel "James Bond" Craig, no less!!) wakes up with no memory, and some inexplicable alien weaponry attached to his hand. He's a stranger in a strange land, etc, etc. there are bad guys and really bad guys. The twist comes soon enough. There are some really really bad guys from outer space. They are super warriors and they can't be stopped. They're here…
I feel like I should be applauding the iota of originality that this Hollywood movie rides in to town with. Instead I'm left ruing, considering the premise, what could have been and longing to watch all of Firefly again.
Cowboys & Aliens is as ridiculous as it sounds its throughly messy and all over the place with cheap looking aliens and unlikeable characters but at least the film was led by James Bond and Indiana Jones.
This movie has answered the age old question- Who would win in a fight? Cowboys, or aliens?
Extended Director's Cut
Less than the sum of its parts.
It should be better than it was, I just felt there was a lot of boring, and not enough Cowboys & Aliens.
Surprisingly not shit.
Sadly, a poor performance by Harrison Ford - like in so many recent movies, he seems tired and bored.
“What kind of man goes around blowin’ up another man’s cows?”
Aliens in the Old West. It seems like an obvious concept. If aliens are real, why would they only be interested in us from the 1940s onward? If you believe Mr. Crazy Hair, then aliens have been visiting Earth for thousands of years. So why did it take until 2011 for somebody to create a blockbuster story pairing cowboys and aliens? Science fiction westerns are not a new thing. But most in recent history have portrayed a slick, steampunk aesthetic (Wild Wild West being a prime example). But Cowboys & Aliens is different. This film is a gritty sci-fi western where punching somebody in the face is viewed as a…
What about the title "Cowboys & Aliens" makes people want to take this film so seriously as some sort of criminal offense against film-making? I took it for what it was and enjoyed it a reasonable amount.
Cowboys and Aliens is a really fun sci-fi western with an awesome concept and amazing effects and action.
I seriously hope the purpose of this movie was money laundry.
Less than I thought, but still fairly impressive.
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