Monday, August 15, 2011

movie: Cowboys and Aliens

Cowboys and Aliens! That's right. I got my happy self to an actual movie theater this weekend.

The movie starts out with a cowboy waking up in the desert with a piece of alien tech around his wrist. He has no memory of who he is or how he got there. But what he does remember, apparently, is how to kick some ass.

He travels to a nearby mining town where he finds some trouble, and just when local law enforcement is about to ship him off to the big city for justice, guess who shows up.

Go on.


Aliens! That's right. They fly in and snatch up some locals and engage in various shenanigans. Our hero manages to down one of the flying pod thingies and the alien takes off into the night. A group of locals decides to track it because they would kinda like to get their kinfolk back.

Cowboys and Aliens is awesome! When I first heard about the movie, I wondered how they could mesh a concept we think of as futuristic with a time period that's pretty far into the past.

The movie people made it work well.

There are gun fights and alien fights, tense moments between criminals and well-behaved civilians and Native Americans. We have creepy aliens and a ton of action.

And Harrison Ford!!! You can never go wrong with Harrison Ford.

Very good. Cowboys and Aliens gets a big fat A.

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