There’s something timeless about a good Western, even if the genre has generally fallen out of favor with modern filmgoers. Sprinkle in some scary aliens, stunning special effects, and a terrific cast and the mashup film Cowboys & Aliensturns out to be a terrific and highly entertaining summer tentpole adventure.
Rather to his surprise, Lonergan finds out that the chunky metal bracelet stuck on his arm is actually a weapon and he manages to shoot down one of the alien craft from the sky. The creature from the alien vessel bolts into the scrub and Lonergan, Colonel Dolarhyde, Mexican worker Nat Colorado (Adam Beach), saloon barkeep Doc (Sam Rockwell), the town preacher Meacham (Clancy Brown) and the beautiful and mysterious Ella (Olivia Wilde) join a posse to track it down and kill it.
This film sucked! I was waiting to see where your non-bias review was headed. How you can call this film a fun two hours is anybodies guess. I cannot understand how you have recommended this.
The storyline is weak. The film is an ego trip for Daniel Craig. Harrison Ford doesn’t work as a bad guy.
No empathy for the characters.
Not a Western not a Sci-Fi = Wi-fi
This film left a bad taste in my mouth. Im surprised that this film wasn’t released under Director, ALAN SMITHEE – I sure as hell wouldn’t want to be associated with this. I feel that the movie world has taken a big step back by commissioning this. Based on the graphic novel – This seems so over-done.
While I agree the movie is not good, I don’t think the film was an ego trip for anyone, it was languishing in development for nearly as long as the comic book was out.
The current cast and director got it greenlit. As far as Favreau is concerned, I think the movie looked great, but it’s tough to make a movie from poor source material.
Always go back to the writing.
Just my two cents, and that’s all its worth.