Cowboys & Aliens - Review

When you go into a high-powered summer sci-fi action thriller called Cowboys & Aliens, it's a fairly safe bet that you're going to spend two hours watching cowboys and aliens. But what you hope to see, I think, is a film that fuses those two familiar pop-movie elements into something with a tasty, original flavor — a genre mash-up that's greater than the sum of its clichés. The first half hour of Cowboys & Aliensis promising. The gifted director Jon Favreau, coming off the two Iron Man films, stages a kind of mini–Rio Bravo set in a dusty mining town full of cowards and bullies, and ruled over by a snarling boss named Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford). Into this Old West haven trundles a man with no name...or, rather, a terse, steel-blue-eyed gunslinger (Daniel Craig) who can't rememberhis name, or anything else. He has no idea how he landed in the desert with a stab wound in his side and a weird metal bracelet locked onto his wrist. But he sure knows how to stare down the local cutthroats, as well as a local petticoated dream girl (Olivia Wilde). Read More...,,20483470,00.html


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