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.
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…
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 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.
What a pointlessly long-winded film.
I really don't know what I was thinking when I went to watch this one. I didn't expect much, but this was one was pretty bad. The plot is terribly cliché, which seems strange for a movie that is titled Cowboys & Alien. The whole movie seems to be (as far as I can tell) about putting aside differences and petty hates to fight a greater enemy (aliens). The movie goes about this in a clumsy fashion and due to poor dialogue the main characters come across as very unbelievable, you find yourself half way through the movie not caring about what's going on. I could go into greater detail but this movie is really not worth the time.
You should really only watch this to see Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig together in the same movie. Apart from that I don't know what else you'd get out of it.
A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way. - IMDB
I was really looking forward to this when it came out. Everything pointed the the right direction. Director, actors, concept and it didn't disappoint. I think I like it a lot more than a lot of people. And that's OK with me. It might be missing a few things to make it great, but I can still watch it multiple times and still be entertained. Olivia Wilde helps too.
Possibly the biggest waste of potential of a film in quite a while.
Year 2011 for the June Summer Blockbuster Challenge
I cannot believe how a bunch of talented people could make such crap and to make money out of it. Now I know what I had not seen it till date and was not excited about it 2 summers ago. Simply awful.
A fun mix of Western and Sci-fi
no cowboys & no aliens
This film is just awful.
The plot is just too over the top and you would think with a cast as big as Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig it would be good. But it wasn't.
Even Han Solo and James Bond couldn't save this film.
Love to see an action film starring Harrison Ford.
...and that's pretty much all I love with this film. Let's face it, it is a boring mess.
By the way, always wondered - how is it Hollywood Always winds up making aliens that looks the same?
I think this films title was "James Bond & Indiana Jones & Some Unknown Indians When Aliens Attack Every Now and Then to Drive the Plot Forward. But I think it was too long for the quad posters so they dropped it. As an idea its nuts, thats a given. An as for James bond in a cowboy hat he just looks wrong. But looks almost ok compared to the accent that comes out of him. Im being harsh but it seems that this film is just very easy to be harsh about and something that has nothing in it that makes me want to watch it again. The premise is interesting, its seat filling idea; a sure fire way to put…
What a shame that Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig are playing in this movie! Money makes the world go round!