Cowboys and Aliens details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Olivia Wilde, Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell, Paul Dano, Noah Ringer, Clancy Brown, Ana de la Reguera, Keith Carradine, David O'Hara, Walton Goggins, Abigail Spencer, Adam Beach, Toby Huss, Chris Browning|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||December - Action/Adventure, The Best of Daniel Craig, Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
Cowboys and Aliens
|Run time:||1 hour 58 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 Dec 2011|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Despite a whole load of scriptwriters, producers and an impressive cast, Jon Favreau's latest is a bit of a mess.
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Ludicrous and awesome for itBy Gordon Vader Review Master (144 reviews) from Emerald City, oz , 13 Aug 2013
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[Highly rated reviewer]As far as I'm concerned this is the best of the pulling randoms words out of a hat competitions Hollywood has been engaging in lately,,, I can't wait for the sequel ... Zombies V's Massage Therapists... how could you not love a film featuring Cowboys and Aliens?
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Great actors, bad film.By Jade_e_e (4 reviews) , 07 Aug 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThis film starts off ok (first ten minutes) and there is sufficient mystery for about half an hour to keep you interested. By 45 minutes I was thinking, ok, when is it going to start? Too much action and not enough planting of seeds for the plot of the film. I hate to one star a film with Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in it, but it really was awful. Aliens attack a small township out of nowhere (you find out about three quarters in as to why, when the film has lost all mystery). I shouldn't have to know the comic to enjoy the film. Part of the problem is the billing - action it is, comedy it is not, and with that vital injection of comedy the meeting of the two genres would have blended. There were a few useless characters as well (obviously just trying to get everyone from the comic in). It was, however, good to see Paul Dano, he is a talented young actor. That he disappeared for the majority of it was to the detriment of the film. Harrison Ford's racist and awful character (who ends up seeing the light) is saved by his adoptive native son (played by Adam Beach), to the detriment of his life. This really riled me. In that sense, yes, it was a traditional western. Kill off the non-whites. I also thought the it would have been more interesting to explore Beach's character a bit more and to give more of a hint from Ford that there was some sort of feeling between them. Sam Rockwell's character wasn't even worth having, and that's the scripts fault. It was just done badly.
Its in the titleBy lastengland (105 reviews) from Winchester , 01 Aug 2013Good fun........effects not bad, & weird to think Aliens & Cowboys in the same film. Daniel Craig was good, so too were the others so can only say 'watch it & decide for yourself'
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Good film - very different and unique.By a customer , 21 Jul 2013Saw this tonight - it was good, thought it was going to be rubbish but I was surprised with the storyline. I hate Western movies but love sci fi movies so this was very different. Daniel Craig is my hero and was surprised that he was very good in it and didn't like it when the alien experimented on him! Special effects not so bad.
Why Indiana Joans and 007 in this fim?By a customer , 21 May 2013Why Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig got involved in this film. Regardless of some good ideas, some good actions, the director is not a good story teller - a bit of a mess, all that shoot out in the end I get bore. I am too old to enjoy for this kind film. meaningless! Alien, who cares? Such an ugly one too.
Oh Lordy, who thought of this?By Stuk777 (7 reviews) from N1 3EL , 09 Apr 2013An utterly ridiculous premise - dealt with all seriousness by everyone in the piece - especially Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig. How ever did they manage to keep straight faces with all the crazy nonsense going on around them. It really beggars belief. The plot is pure hokum and a re-hash of all manner of kidnap yarns. The special effects and weaponry are cool and interesting. But someone somewhere in a movie mogul's office must have thought that a western alone wouldn't cut the mustard, and turning the yarn wholly into a sci-fi adventure wouldn't work either, so they settled on an uncomfortable amalgamation of the two genres which frankly, should have seemed massively unlikely to result in a successful pairing. The resultant offsprings lives-up (or is it down?) to the low expectation. Alright for a rainy afternoon if you find yourself stuck in doors waiting for the spin cycle to finish, but otherwise, probably best to avoid.