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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.
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 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.
I seriously hope the purpose of this movie was money laundry.
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.
Wow, considering who is in this movie, I really really really wanted to like it. It's also not a terribly bad concept. It's also, unfortunately, not that good either.
the casting of this film is great, some of really great actors like Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig but the film itself is a complete different story
Jon Favreu es el hermano menos agraciado, por ser generosos, de Gore Verbinsky.
I fell asleep the first two times I tried to watch it. I didn't miss much.
Film 2/30 of the 2015 Scavenger Hunt November Challenge!
Task #21: A film featuring an actor who played James Bond, but not a James Bond film!
Score: 1 out of 5 stars ( "Oh why did I waste my time on this. I could have just studied.")
I know. I could have chosen a better movie. Gosh! The choices I make in life; makes me want to punch myself sometimes! But, as I am in the final stretch of my finals for this semester, I chose movies that don't require too much brain power for the scavenger hunt - movies that I can watch while I'm procrastinating. This was a bad choice, though. I was first enticed…
Not as bad as I remember.
But could have been so much more.
With James Bond and Indiana Jones starring, that fucking incredible of a supporting cast, a great premise, and Johnny Favs directing, I expected more. I think this was a classic case of too many cooks in the kitchen type of situation. The list of producers and executive producers is quite long. And 5 writers contributed to the script.
That being said, it was a totally watchable action flick.
A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region.
A quite audacious mix of genres, professionably made with a good cast, but hardly offers more than the title leads one to expect.
WTF much? I just couldn't care less about this.
The movie is ttly fucking random lol but here's 3* for cowboy Craig and his fine ass.
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Less than I thought, but still fairly impressive.