Saturday, January 11, 2014

01/11: Cowboys & Aliens

This one has quite a bizarre twist. A new genre that seemingly a lot of people thought could not be done: a hybrid western and science fiction. That's what C&A is all about.

Good story, but again, a bit bizarre. It's got 2 great leading cast members: Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig. Craig, as we all know, as the current incarnation of Bond, who we know as a no-nonsense tough guy. And Harrison Ford? Where do I start in describing him? I don't think I need to.

Ford plays a cranky old tough guy who later, throughout the film, softens up. To me, it adds corniness to the movie. But in a good way. And Craig sorta lives up to his image, this time as a loner hero. Plus, there's the pretty girl (played by Olivia Wilde) and a strong supporting cast (most of them kidnapped by aliens). No surprise, it got a lot of mixed reviews in large part to the mixed genre.

Still, you should check it out. How often do you see technology and special effects in a western? Just think about something like Back To the Future Part III getting invaded by aliens.

My rating: 6 out of 10

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