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.
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.
If I was self employed and kept making an average/below par job of anything that I did, I wouldn't expect to get much more work. Why then do Orci and Kurtzman keep getting screenwriting jobs on big budget films?
When you heard a title like "Cowboys & Aliens," you automatically either laughed at the implausibility and ridiculousness of such a notion or you whipped out your smart phone and preordered your tickets on the spot. And when you heard that the very same movie is going to star Indiana Jones and James Bond, your opinion most likely strengthened or possibly even switched. Unfortunately for both sides, the ultimate result was a somewhat entertaining yet shallow mess of a film.In 1873, a stranger (Daniel Craig) wakes up in the middle of nowhere with no memory and nothing but his clothes and a strange piece of metal around his wrist. He finds his way to a town and meets a cattle herder…
Had so much promise, but is a bit of a shambles in places. Good popcorn movie, but nothing else
Excellent action western with a unique alien twist.
"Cowboys & Aliens" was an incredible disappointment – a futile, brain-dead movie that seems so enamoured of its own concept that it forgot to bring a coherent script or any form of believable characterisation. This may be down to the committee of nine (yes, nine!) who seem to have a writing credit for the movie. Arizona Territory 1873 – a stranger (Daniel Craig), with no memory and a strange device on his wrist, stumbles into the desert town of Absolution. The town is run by Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford) and his cronies and they’re not overly welcoming of strangers. When the town comes under attack from aliens in flying machines, however, they're forced to team up to fight of the common enemy…
Okay, let's be honest, this sounds like a lot better idea than it really was. I was expecting some of the Favreau craziness on the level of Iron Man or Iron Man 2 plus the Daniel Craig excitement of (insert almost any Daniel Craig movie here). However, the whole thing disappointed and left me feeling flat and bitter after the theater. I am pretty sure that this was my first time to watch it on TV and I enjoyed it a lot more than expected. Having set aside the disappointments and expectations, I had a good time.
I do not think I have ever said this before outside of the context of this movie and I kind of doubt I…
How they managed to take a ridiculously fun concept and turn it into complete mediocrity is something I'll never understand. Also, the best acting in the film came from the dog.
Cowboys, then Aliens, but all subpar.
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