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.
James Bond and Indiana Jones joins forces to fight space beings that are apparently very nostalgic for John Ford westerns. It might of been more interesting if the aliens were friendly, building a city in harmony with the cowboys and indians, sharing buffalo and beaver pelts, staging rodeos together, playing fair games of poker, and giving the kids a thrilling free ride on their spacecraft around the desert. Still, it's oddly watchable hooey.
No no, big can of no. Why did Han Solo have to be in this over the top, mess of a movie. I don't even remember what this movie was about.
Quite a fun find, down the back of the PVR. Trashy but entertaining.
This is actually a serious western with the odd bit of Sci-Fi thrown in. Which makes for an interesting combination--unfortunately, the two segments of the population who care for westerns or sci-fi rarely intersect.
I enjoyed Daniel Craig as our lead protagonist. Harrison Ford almost--but not quite--works as Dolarhyde. Felt that Ford was trying to channel Clint Eastwood...which basically just made me wish it WAS Clint Eastwood, who would have nailed that role. My favorite actor of the lot was Paul Dano--who pulls off "whiny brat I want to punch" better than nearly anyone else in cinema today.
I loved how the movie remains ingrained in the era it is supposed to represent. Only the title refers to "aliens", none…
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.
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