Cowboys and Aliens (2011)

Starring
Daniel Craig – Jake Lonergan
Harrison Ford – Woodrow Dolarhyde
Olivia Wilde – Ella Swenson

Summary

“The Old West.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It’s a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he’s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents-townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors-all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.”

– Amazon.com

Review

This was quite a strange movie. It was a mix of Transformers, G.I. Joe, John Wayne Westerns, Indiana Jones, and many other movies put together. If you just mash up some of your favorite sci-fi, action, romance movies, then you get Cowboys and Aliens. Don’t get me wrong, it was done very well and the settings were great, and the way they created the story line was very creative, but it was quite predictable. There were a few parts which made you jump and there were a few parts which you did not expect, but most of it was something you have probably seen in some other movie.

The acting in the movie was really good and what added to it was the fact that they had great actors. Anything which has Harrison Ford and/or Daniel Craig in it is going to be great.

I definitely would recommend this movie but it is for a more mature audience. I would say ok for 15 orĀ 16 year old. No one under that age should see it because there is some bad language, shooting, creepy aliens, and some sensuality. Otherwise this was a very good movie. I would give it 4 out of 5 stars.

But what do you think?