Cowboys and aliens? It's supposed to be awesome but OMG, I lost count how many times I tried to watch it and fell asleep. Now that I finally watched it full, I'm meh. I like the cast but I couldn't engage.
The actors really bit into the meat of their stock characters, giving them.... character! Honestly surprised to see the video saturation effect used... effectively! This movie exceeded my expectations... exceedingly? --DiB
Not enough of any one thing to make this more than a collection of cool sequences. Hate to say it, but the original casting of Robert Downey, Jr., might have brought a little more friction and danger than Daniel Craig's gravitas. And I love Daniel Craig.
it is funny... Aliens looking for gold?? ohh come on.
and if you know you're disadvantage in a battle and you're against aliens, use a bigger weapon people brought a barrels instead of colt, you're battle against laser canon there
Cliché 101. Other than Olivia Wilde's cute eyes, Paul Dano's moustache, the aliens and Ford as a Cowboy there's no much less to dig out of this boring nearly 2-hour long movie experience. It was a rip-off of so so so so many films. Including Lucas and Spielberg but also J.J.Abrahams, Neil Blonkamp and Michael Bay. It is oh-so clear this man has not o-n-e idea about cinema whatsoever. What a waste of my time.
Cowboys and Aliens isn't perfect, but its fun. The buildup is great but the payoff short-changes a bit. Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford's performances pick up the slack. Quite possibly the very definition of a summer popcorn movie...
Double the genres, double the cliches in this action/adventure mashup about a western town under siege by alien beings, whose only hope is an amnesiac gunslinger with a mysterious alien weapon attached to his arm. Some fun performances, especially by Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, can't mask a script awash in cliches and narrative shortcuts. Starts of strong, but eventually gets lost along the way.