Friday, July 29, 2011

Cowboys & Aliens: A Movie Review

Cowboys & Aliens Grade=A
Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford
Directed by Jon Favreau

No spoilers, just a slightly biased opinion of the movie in general. You already know, just by the title, the movie is about aliens and cowboys. Plot. Check. And man, is this my kind of movie.

But there's so much more to this picture than action and CGI, though don't get me wrong, the aliens are very cool. Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig lead an all-star cast of recognizable actors in this film that is so much more than cowboys and aliens.

There's character depth, and Ford is terrific as a hard-*ssed father and rancher. Craig is a mystery. Who is he? How did he end up with that thing on his arm? Why does the law seem so interested in him?

Direction (by Favreau) was terrific. Set design and graphics were killer. The dialogue and plot original and fun. This is a summer blockbuster that's perfect for the teen or adult to watch. It might be a bit scary for younger viewers, though. (I won't be taking my 7 and 6 year old to see it.)

And yes, I saw the movie at 12:02 AM, opening night, along with a predominantly male audience. And my mother. It was one hell of a ride, just pure fun. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who like action, character, cowboys, and aliens. The movie gets an A from me.

1 comment:

pamsquilts said...

Saw it and loved it.