Technically Cowboys and
Aliens is well
made, and has top-notch people, right down to the best boy.
puts spirit and gusto into this rousing action adventure that might
not have a brain in its head, but offers plenty of excitement.
other words, a cool new War of the
Worlds with a western sci/fi
I bought most of this film,
but knew when it finished the main
man would ride off into the sunset.
I don't want to ruin it for you, but
this movie has BOTH cowboys AND aliens in it.
Despite its over the
top title and trailer, this overly cliched film is NOT that much fun.
It's got the characters, and
it has the special effects, but it's
missing a coherent storyline.
The title says it all --
The movie, which has at its roots a
comic book, is backed by a number of highly respected filmmakers,
including Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard.
What the writers ended up
pitching and what caught producer Spielberg and Howard's attention
was a deadpan thriller that addresses both western and alien types on
their own terms without much winking.
The film has a strong start
an action special effects packed climax, but there are times in the
middle when it becomes pokey and drags a little.
For the most part,
Cowboys & Aliens delivers.
The director keeps the tone
the result is a crowd-pleasing summer blockbuster flick with more
humor than most science fiction westerns.