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.
Somehow I still had fun with this
Who knew a movie called Cowboys & Aliens could be such a dull, humourless affair.
I wanted to love it, especially since the graphic novel really sucks and the film had a great big budget B-movie premise justt sitting in the title that could have been so great as just a dumb sci-fi action film.
There is some pretty great imagery sprinkled throughout. The whole outlaw cowboy wakes up after being abducted was cool and especially looked great. But the rest was the most dissapointed a lover of sci-fi and westerns has ever been...
A great premise and perfect cast are to no avail as the whole thing fails due to tonal inconsistencies.
They wanted a movie that had both Indiana Jones and James Bond, but they ended up with neither.
A few great scenes, but mostly a disappointment given the epic title.
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[English/ Spanish review]
I can't talk about the graphic novel, but this movie looks like an impersonal/ "by numbers" Sci-Fi approach by people that don't understand western. Or worse, that only understand western (and I dare to say Science-Fiction too) as a theme park attraction.
No puedo hablar de la novela gráfica, pero esta película parece una aproximación impersonal/ con piloto automático, hecha por gente que no entiende el Western. O peor aun, que solo entiende el Western (y me atrevería a decir que también la ciencia-ficción) como una atracción de parque temático.
Harrison Ford é malo con ganas, ata para facer de malo da pelicula.
Iso de por si xa é pior ca meter uns aliens a loitar contra estes cowboys co resultado que xa sabemos.
Non é que no s. XIX non puidesen vir os aliens ao Oeste, é que non é crible que os cowboys puidesen plantarlle cara aos aliens coma se a raza mais avanzada tecnoloxicamenre, estivese desposuída da intelixencia e capacidade estratéxica.
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