Cowboys & Aliens, Midnight Showing, July 29th 12:01am, 2011
A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against the terror from beyond our world. The stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist.
I started to watch this movie about 3 ½ hours ago. Right now it’s about 3:30 in the morning. I just got back from watching the midnight premier of Cowboys & Aliens at the local AMC Theater.
This is one of the movies I was looking forward to most out of the summer movies this year. Before seeing it, there is so much going for it. The plot itself is cool, Cowboys and Aliens do battle. It’s directed by fanboy favorite director Jon Favreau who brought the awesomeness that is Iron Man 1 and 2. Staring new badass James Bond Daniel Craig. And of course, starring the legend, Indiana Solo himself, Harrison Ford, the coolest actor of all time.
However… I had one huge hesitation about this film before I saw it, please, please don’t fuck up the western part of this film. I was sure they would get the Alien part of the film right, which I think they did. But I have been a huge fan of the western genre, especially of the westerns released in the past 20 years like Unforgiven (1992), Silverado (1985) ,
Open Range (2003), 3:10 to Yuma(2007) and my favorite western of all time, Tombstone (1993).
Give Val Kilmer his Oscar already damit!
I really wanted Jon Favreau and crew to make me believe as we the audience were drawn and sucked into the wild western world. I was not disappointed. In my opinion, this is a western flick, which I was very happy with. As for the Aliens, I was pleased with the way they were portrayed and the reason why there were here on earth. I also liked the look of them too. They were ferocious, fast and unforgiving, heh heh, pun intended.
Seeing Harrison Ford wear another hat other than his trademark Indy fedora, was very cool. It’s a tribute to his acting that made me believe he reminded me of no one else but the character he was playing in Cowboys & Aliens.
Olivia Wilde, the hot female lead was convincing in her role too. She has a great look with her long tight form fitting dress with a pistol and gun belt hanging Clint Eastwood style off her petite figure. Yeah that was hot!
Don’t think she plays the damsel in distress, cause you would be wrong. In this movie, her character has a key role and a specific reason to be where she is. My only problem I had with Olivia Wilde’s was that her character didn’t flash a little side boob action with the PG-13 rating. All you get is a little hard nip through the clothing action. Which reminds me, I think my wife has a little girl on girl crush with Olivia Wilde. I wonder how I can work that into my favor, hmmmm. Anyways….
Cowboys & Aliens was a good movie. And the gamble that paid off with the marriage of two popular genres. Jon Favreau does movie fun nerd right in this flick. Thanks for keeping the West wild man! Have fun and go see this movie.
Staying up late so you guys don’t have to. Till next time…
– Spartan Phoneix, you’re movie nerd master!