Cowboys and Aliens (2011)

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Cowboys and Aliens is the next film from Iron Man director Jon Favreau. The story follows warring cowboys and Apache Indians, when an alien spaceship suddenly crashes in the wild west.

Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci-he all are involved in this 2011 summer blockbuster.

Cowboys and Aliens stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde. Official Site

In Silver City, Arizona, Apache Indians and Western settlers must lay their differences aside when an alien spaceship crash lands in their city. This is , Cowboys & Aliens, and its probably going to rock.

The alien leader plans to enslave the human race, but the cowboys and indians decide to put their differences aside, hug it out, and go mess up some aliens. More like Cowboys Vs. Aliens. Man, I am good.

The hero is a lone cowboy who stumbles into an unwelcoming town with no memory of his past (alcohol!!!) who must help lead the town to victory when the aliens begin to abduct helpless cowgurls.

Cowboys & Aliens Trailer


Poster

The Scoop

Jon Favreau has my support after Iron Man. Iron Man 2 wasn’t as good, but it was still solid enough, and I’ve enjoyed his overall directing instincts, so I figure Cowboys and Aliens will be a fun ride. It seems to me to be similar to Iron Man, but with a crazier premise with more places he can go.

Plus, cowboys + aliens + indians + Olivia Wilde = painfully hide erections, with cowboys, aliens, and indians.

Who’sCowboys & Aliens For?

White trash, people who wear wranglers and people who live in the ghetto.

Movie Release Date

July 29, 2011.

Who’s In It?

Harrison Ford … Col. Woodrow Dolarhyde
Daniel Craig … Jake Lonergan
Olivia Wilde … Ella
Sam Rockwell … Doc
Noah Ringer … Emmett
Paul Dano … Percy

Interesting Fact

Based on a graphic novel by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley. The film rights were actually bought far before the graphic novel was released, based solely on one image drawn of a cowboy. Presumably pursued by aliens.

I dated a cowgirl once, it was gross. I’ve also dated a native girl, it was also gross.

Related Movies

Iron Man 1 & 2, Indiana Jones, The Quick and the Dead, Toy Story (think about it, Woody was a cowboy, Buzz was a spaceman. And you thought that was just an off the wall related film. Booyah)

What’s Good About It?

Everything I’ve heard about the film sounds good. The story sounds insane, but in a good way. The actors are all solid, especially the lovely Ms. Wilde. And they have James Bond and Indiana frickin’ Jones. This movie is going to rock.

What’s Bad About Cowboys & Aliens

Unless I’m wrong. But that never happens.

Our Clever Prediction

I don’t see a massive box office for Cowboys and Aliens, but that’s only because the concept will probably make most people think it’s a comedy, which it half is, but still. I have no doubt it’ll do at least $200 million domestically, although whether it will hit three or go higher is anyone’s guess.

What’s that? This is where I’m supposed to be guessing, and not leaving it up to ‘anyone?’

Fine. It’ll make $372,997,374. Domestically. Internationally, $14.

Man, the French just won’t be going to the theater in 2011. Weird how I know that.

2 COMMENTS

  1. While Cowboys and Aliens will not be you typical western like “True Grit” I think is will change the way that people look and both westerns alike but as for the Sci-Fi western this is really nothing that new, remember The Giant Gila Monster in 1959. Although there were no space aliens it was a Western Giant Monster Movie. I think “Cowboys and Aliens” is going to surprise a-lot of people, but if not at least it will better than “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Killer”

  2. Why is it that always aliens pick America as a place to crush, atack or simply kidnapping folks ?! :))
    I can’t wait to see this movie, but i also hope i’ll see some new “species” of aliens 😀

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