Less than I thought, but still fairly impressive.
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.
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!
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? |
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.
I didn't love this film, or even like it very much, but I enjoyed enough about it to give it a second look. I liked it more this time, but I believe the film's main problem is that it needed to be more fun. It tries so hard to be a solid, serious Western...that just happens to have aliens in it. I respect that approach, but I can't help but think of the fun someone like Sam Raimi or Gore Verbinski would have had with this premise.
Besides, any movie with Sam Rockwell that gives him no excuse to dance like a loon loses a star.
Ambiciosa adaptación al cine del cómic de Scott Michel Rosenberg. Sin embargo, el intento de contar una historia queda empañado por el barullo de lo que sucede en la pantalla. La cosa siempre se ve con algo de interés y los efectos especiales son vistosos, pero no se deja de tener la sensación de que falta información.
There's a lot of negative words I expected to describe this movie with, but "boring" wasn't one of them. This turned out to be a very (surprisingly) boring experience, and I'm sure it's because of how Jon Favreau decided to treat his film. What's begging to be an off-the-wall zany action blockbuster with great set pieces, tons of excitement, and some heartily satisfying comic-relief (you know, like Michael Bay's Transformers)... was actually very uninteresting, and I don't think it was all due to the extended cut version I watched. The film's intro painstakingly introduces this authentic western frontier town and puts a lot of emphasis on crafting realistic, gritty western characters... which would have been nice if it weren't for…
This film is horrifyingly predictable (every single story element that they introduce plays out exactly how you think it will) and cliched. And any time they bother reaching for any emotional pull, the attempt feels hollow and rote. A waste of the talents of all involved, and Favreau needs to pull his finger out of his arse before he turns into Michael Bay. It's sad to say that about the guy that made 'Swingers', but it's true.
This is the movie, review about the Cowboys vs Aliens there was a young cowboy who was name Jake Longergan. He was on hot, dessert island but he had has this, Alien Bracelet and was stuck on his hand. Jake could not get it out; it was stuck, on his wrist. But this girl went up to him and he said to the girls get away from him that what Jake said. But the girl, name was Alice. But Jake, dose wants to have to do anything with Alice. When the sheriff came and he was looking and he was one of the most wanted men and his name was Jake Longer man. Jake Longer man was one of the…
This 2011 American science fiction Western is directed by Jon Favreau and stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Paul Dano, Sam Rockwell and Clancy Brown.
Amnesiac outlaw Jake Lonergan (Craig) wakes up outside a small American town, Absolution, not knowing where he is and why he is there, but with a strange metal bracelet fixed on his arm. Heading into town after defending himself against a small band of crooks, he soon comes across those willing to help him such as saloon owner Doc (Rockwell) and preacher Meacham (Brown) but those who identify him as a wanted criminal, such as Sheriff John Taggart (Keith Carradine).
He crosses paths with a fellow traveller Ella Swenson (Wilde), wealthy cattle owner Woodrow…
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I have a lot of affection for this movie, I know a lot of people didn't like it, but I really enjoy it. Cowboy is a good luck for Craig, and I was actually intrigued enough by the characters that I bought the novelization, (which I also enjoyed!)
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