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A tough loner thief is arrested in 1970s New Mexico. Soon the arresting sheriff, along with the thief and the rich guy from whom the thief thieved are batting aliens. Alliances falter and some hokey drama happens, but, of course you know who wins. With a name like Cowboys and Aliens, I would have thought it would be more campy. The tone was a bit too dark and everything about it was mediocre.
What's not to love? Daniel Craig kills it, Olivia Wild is smoking , Harrison Ford is a baller, and it combines 2 of the greatest genres to hit the big screen. Suspend your disbelief, put away your self proclaimed critic cap, and enjoy this for what it is.
The blending of two separate genres may not be smooth as there are some roughness to the mix, but it'd done its job to still be enjoyable when it's decently-written with respective aspects and benefitting from the cast's efforts, especially Craig and Ford standing out. (B+)
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Not a connoisseur of Westerns, but so much in this film seemed cliched. More could have been done with a concept like this. As he gets older, Harrison Ford seems to be getting typecast, playing cantankerous characters.
Despite the silly and potentially fun premise, Cowboys and Aliens takes itself too seriously and because of it ends up being stale and even boring instead of a goofy and insane good time that it could have been
I found this movie to be very enjoyable! Its a fun popcorn and refreshment on a big screen tv adventure that shouldn't be taken seriously. That's not to say that the movie did not have serious parts, but with a title like "cowboys and aliens" what do you expect?! This is a fun ride worth the price of admission!