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COWBOYS AND ALIENS

5 August 2011

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COWBOYS AND ALIENS

The action in this film that mixes cowboys on horses and invading aliens in spaceships looks really cool, down to detail of the cowpokes and otherworldly craft.

And with a cast that includes James Bond (well, the actor who plays him, Daniel Craig), and Indiana Jones (the actor who became him, Harrison Ford), there’s no shortage of tough-guy heroes.

But this premise–mixing “Aliens” with “Wyatt Earp”–was always going to be a tough one to sell.

Anxious to see how they’d pull this one off, I got my hopes up that they’d actually come up with a creative story that found a reason to mix these futuristic invaders and the wild West of the late 1800s.

Unfortunately, the folks who put this cool-looking but ultimately flat-feeling film together never did that.

 

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Via Fredericksburg

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