Thursday, August 11, 2011
Movie review of Cowboys and Aliens
Cowboys and Aliens - 4.5/10
Directed by Jon Favereau Cast - Daniel Craig,Harrison Ford,Olivia Wilde,Sam Rockwell
A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.
I really thought this movie could be fun to watch especially with a simple title like cowboys and aliens.I got to admit,it is a pretty interesting idea and it would have been a pretty interesting movie had it not been for laziness.The director and script writers just got lazy.Plain and simple.There were so many plot holes to a point it just got fucking silly.I really hate it when I watch a movie with a good start and it ends like fuck.The good thing is the fault is not with the actors as they have done a pretty decent job.Harrison Ford is getting really old...and he looks really old...but he did alright.Daniel Craig somehow hid his British accent by talking as little as possible and was damn cool as usual.The James Bond in him hasn't left yet.ha ha.I was surprised to see Paul Dano at the start of the movie.The way he acted was like doing some leftover bits he had in "There will be blood".Sadly you wont get to see him much after that.
Somewhere down the middle is when the director and the scriptwriters got lazy.I know its supposed to be a "leave your brains at home and just enjoy the action" kinda movie but sometimes a little closure would be nice.We wont really know the full extent on why the aliens are here.They are taking a certain material but for what,we wouldn't know.Humans to them are minuscule but they still keep hostages and shit.OK..well to learn shit from us,EVEN though they underestimate us and think we are "insects".By the way,designers for the alien said they wanted something between Alien and Predator but the alien just looked like a fucking tortoise or a terrapin.Oh it has another pair of softer hands to touch little boys as well.And then you have Olivia Wilde's character,Ella coming in, saying shit,getting killed,being burnt,coming back to life and saying shit again. I got really weird when she who could have been a he but a definite it, kissed Daniel Craig.
Then the Apache Indians and Daniel Craig's old gang comes into the foray. How he found them(the gang) a second time out of sheer luck annoyed me.
But the thing that pissed the fuck out of me the most was this fucking bird/insect thing that kept flying to Daniel Craig's face twice in the movie.WHAT THE FUCK was that all about? What was that supposed to be?? Tinkerbell's mother??
Like I said,Cowboys and Aliens did have a good start but started getting sloppy and to a certain point stupid. Definitely not worth watching on a weekend.Wait for the DVD release.
Movies done by the director
Iron Man 2
Ella: If it's all the same, I would like to ride along too.
Meacham: Yes, ma'am. We've got a kid, a dog, why not a woman?