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? |
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.
Too many writers in the kitchen spoil the juicy genre mashup broth.
Seriously, how did they make something that should be awesome so dull? Did no one read the script and go "Hey wait a minute!"?
What a pointlessly long-winded film.
Despite some solid acting and decent special effects, Cowboys & Aliens is otherwise a disappointing movie with a less-than-average script that was unsuccessful in making this genre mash-up work.
I wanted to love this, I really did. I mean the title alone promises so much. Unfortunately the actual movie fell very flat, and despite the big names, I can hardly remember anything about the movie, except constantly wondering how long was left before it was over.
As cool as it was seeing Craig and Ford on screen together, the concept was just ridiculous.
A class acting in a B class movie.
Say what you will, but at the very least you have to admit Cowboys & Aliens delivers on what the title promises. I thought it did exactly what it wanted to do, and did it well. I also appreciated that it took the goofy premise fairly seriously--a meta, post-modern tone isn't always the best way to go. 7 B
Cowboys & Aliens: Not the genre-busting film I had hoped. Could have been darker, meaner and deeper. Instead of dwelling on what it wasn’t, here’s what it is: A lighter, fun, summer popcorn mash-up that looked & felt like a western but with aliens. Not the best, not the worst, even with 5 screenwriters.
Uugh, boring, boring, boring.
Really don't know what to say about this film to be honest. It's a slightly original idea in terms of where it's set time-wise, but the rest of it... It was just too slow of a film with hardly any action for me, sadly.