Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

“Whether you end up in Heaven or Hell isn’t God’s plan, it’s your own. You just have to remember what it is.” – Meacham

Number of Times Seen – 2 (21 Nov 2011 and 13 Aug 2017)

Brief Synopsis – A group of cowboys attempt to stop an alien invasion.

My Take on it – This film has a really interesting premise that unfortunately doesn’t work at all.

The idea to mesh together these two genres is an interesting one yet it seems too awkward when you try and make sense of it all.

It was nice to see Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig working together (c’mon Han Solo/Indiana Jones fighting with James Bond in the old west!) but there is no chemistry what so ever between their characters which detracts from the overall storyline.

The special effects helps a bit to make this film a bit fun but overall it all is just one complete mess that probably should have been better thought out before being executed.

Bottom Line – Cool premise that doesn’t work at all. Nice to see Craig and Ford working together but things don’t mesh as well as they should. Nice special effects all around help make this a bit fun but the story itself is a complete mess.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Daniel Craig was chosen because of his distinct likeness to Steve McQueen, who starred in the cowboy epic The Magnificent Seven (1960). (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy


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