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…
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.
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.
Für mich, der ich sehnsüchtig auf Tarantinos "Django" wartete, war "Cowboys & Aliens" die Schwalbe, die vielleicht noch keinen (Spaghettiwestern-) Sommer, aber zumindest einen veritablen Frühling machte. Allerdings schätze ich sowohl Trash als auch Genre-Mashups mit Aliens, wie z.B. den sonst relativ wenig beliebten "Outlander"...
Was mich an der Rezeption von "Cowboys & Aliens" absolut verblüfft, ist, wie häufig das Publikum - einschließlich der Filmkritik - die Ironie des Films trotz großzügig gestreuter Signale übersehen hat. Natürlich gibt sich "Cowboys & Aliens" den Anschein größter Ernsthaftigkeit, das gehört schließlich zum Spiel (und unterscheidet den Trashfilm von der Klamotte). Der Film erfüllt, nein, übererfüllt sogar alle gängigen formalen Anforderungen an einen Western und er präsentiert uns eine Welt, in der Männer noch richtige Männer,…
1/10: Turkey of 2011. Uninteresting plot, and poor script. Don't waste your time watching this.
I dont remember a single scene of this movie, that's how bad it was
Bond & Jones team up to fight manic miners in the old wild west.
Great concept with "A Fistful of Clichés". And why does Paul Dano always play the same part?
almost charmingly machismo
Mediocre movie that doesn't fit into any genre.
Supplemental information first dictated 2011
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