Me and My Nine Iron

August 16, 2011

Cowboys & Aliens review

Filed under: Movie reviews — BJ @ 3:39 pm

It’s been a long two months since I’ve gone to a main theater to watch a movie, and I have to admit I was a little hesitant to watch this possibly cheesy summer blockbuster.

But I have to give it up for Jon Favreau, who was able to make a fun movie out of a project based off a comic book that was in development since 1997. But despite the neutral-positive reviews, this film is garnering nowhere near the $163 million budget it was given.

I loved the predictable journey and amazing opening that only teeters slightly once the aliens arrive about halfway through the movie. The action between the cowboys and aliens is fairly ridiculous, but for many, it can be overlooked in what is ultimately a satisfying third act.

Daniel Craig‘s English accent in a Western was more surprising than distracting, Olivia Wilde is sadly dumbed down in this rustic setting and Harrison Ford is his usual badass self.

Up next: Craig stars in the thriller Dream House on 9/30. Wilde, who is also in The Change-Up, will next be seen in the much-anticipated sci-fi thriller In Time with Justin Timberlake on 10/28.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5



1 Comment »

  1. Feels like a flick that was poked, tweaked, reformatted and re-edited at least a dozen times. But there is still some deal of fun to be had here, this just shouldn’t have taken itself so seriously. Good Review! Check out my site when you can!

    Comment by CMrok93 — August 16, 2011 @ 9:34 pm | Reply

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