Cowboys & Aliens

Director: Jon Favreau
Stars: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Adam Beach, Sam Rockwell
Rate and Length: PG-13 / 118 minutes
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Western / Thriller

A Sci-Fi and a Western at the same time?  Who knew that was possible, and I'm still not quite sure it should have been done.  Indiana Jones and James Bond in chaps fighting aliens; sounds pretty great but ... it just doesn't quite work.  The good part is that the western aspect was really well done, the action and fight scenes were good, and there were some scary moments that got a good jump out of me.  However, none of the characters are fully developed (Adam Beach was pretty good though), the alien motive is weak, and there is a pretty lame plot twist about halfway through.  They should have taken tips from Will Smith and added some humor, but instead this movie takes itself way too seriously for such a ridiculous plot.  

My Rating
(Alternative perspective: The guy I saw this with says it is the best movie of the year and gives it five stars)

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