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.
Θα είχε πολύ ενδιαφέρον ένα ελληνικό remake με τον τίτλο "Βλάχοι και Ούφο".
This was a pretty decent film. The aliens were pretty cool and the western theme was cool. The Olivia Wilde character bugged me and was mysterious for no reason. Very Cliche, could have been better.
Screen 1, Seat I8
Aliens are introduced 20 minutes before the end of the movie, which is, in fact, a western. Unfortunately, Doctor Who set the bar pretty high when integrating aliens into historical settings. If you really have 0% game, please don't enter the race.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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.
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