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
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
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.