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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.
Such a boring movie. Even though Cowboys & Aliens has amazing casts, it is still boring, long and heavy. Overall, it is a bad movie.
A film that suffered from having a good fun premise but going a little too straight laced with the story when an over the top cheesy feel may have helped it be more successful. The plot is fairly straightforward: throw aliens into an Old West setting attacking a small rural town and follows the cowboys that have to defend their home. The cast is great with Daniel Craig being this mysterious outsider with a strange weapon on his arm and his chemistry with Harrison Ford's Colonel Dolarhyde that has a beef with Craig's character but the Aliens interrupt his revenge. The great thing about these characters is that they are complex characters and neither are pure good or evil and…
Again, a western movie that people hate. It's a unique take on the old "Cowboys & Indians" idea and that was enough to grab my attention. Alas, like Alan Arkin said in "Argo," nobody makes westerns anymore. Good thing this had a sci-fi element. I don't care if the plot is stupid and E.T. wants to harvest gold. Shut up and enjoy the movie!
Its a movie about James Bond fighting aliens. And most importantly his butt... (joke) To me its just so bizarre seeing the genres western and sci-fi mixed together. Some people liked it, most people didn't get it or didn't like it. I was in between, because it was odd seeing these genres mixed like this but it was entertaining. Like most films it has its funny lines which add to the entertainment, but the graphics in this were good in my opinion. Overall I don't think it's a movie to watch over and over.
A rock-solid cast and a prevailing sense of fun make Cowboys & Aliens a rewarding watch.
one good setpiece and decently charismatic characters are not enough to make this movie fully enjoyable.
I can't exactly put my finger on why this film doesn't work. The direction is excellent. It's looks great. The design and sets are brilliant. Daniel Craig, Sam Rockwell and Paul Dano are great. Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde do what is required of them. The script has a cowboy yet sci-fi feel. It just doesn't fit together at all and the only feeling I found was one in my bowels asking me why...once again... I had invested time in this. I didn't even particularly enjoy it. I just appreciated the pieces but grew saddened when I realised just how much they don't fit together.
Less and less motivated to see "Chef"...I need to start watching "artsy" movies again.
Less than I thought, but still fairly impressive.
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