Cowboys & Aliens


In 1873, Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig) wanders into a small Arizona town, unable to remember what he’s been through… and then aliens attack. There’s nothing wrong with the visual effects or the cast in this spectacular summer blockbuster; Craig is even trying to channel his inner Clint Eastwood. But one has to ask oneself why a movie with a setup this silly can’t have a lighter touch. It’s slick, earnest and empty. The clashes between the Old West and the superior alien technology are fun at first, but the rest of the story is routine.

2011-U.S. 118 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Jon Favreau. Graphic Novel: Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. Cast: Daniel Craig (Jake Lonergan), Harrison Ford (Woodrow Dolarhyde), Olivia Wilde (Ella Swenson), Sam Rockwell, Adam Beach, Paul Dano… Keith Carradine. Cameo: Liev Schreiber.

Trivia: Also available in a 135 min. version. Robert Downey, Jr. was allegedly considered for a role.


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