Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

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    • Re: (New Movie) Cowboys & Aliens (2011)



      Jim I have to admit I think the same.
      Although I loved Indiana Jones,
      and some of his others, The Fugitive , Clear and Present Danger etc..
      he has failed to impress me in the rest.

      As far as interviews are concerned, he is utterly dismal,
      and I sometimes wonder how he ever made it as an actor at all!!
      His so called laid back demeanour is sadly not appropriate,
      and does his image no good whatsoever!
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: (New Movie) Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

      ethanedwards wrote:

      Jim I have to admit I think the same.
      Although I loved Indiana Jones,
      and some of his others, The Fugitive , Clear and Present Danger etc..
      he has failed to impress me in the rest.

      As far as interviews are concerned, he is utterly dismal,
      and I sometimes wonder how he ever made it as an actor at all!!
      His so called laid back demeanour is sadly not appropriate,
      and does his image no good whatsoever!


      I didn't mean to imply that Ford has made no good movies - I liked all of the titles you named above, especially "Clear and Present Danger" and the Indiana Jones movies. And I think my personal favorite was "Witness".

      No, Keith, what I meant to say was he probably wasn't any good in this "Cowboys and Aliens" thing.
      De gustibus non est disputandum
    • Re: (New Movie) Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

      Stumpy wrote:

      I didn't mean to imply that Ford has made no good movies - I liked all of the titles you named above, especially "Clear and Present Danger" and the Indiana Jones movies. And I think my personal favorite was "Witness".

      No, Keith, what I meant to say was he probably wasn't any good in this "Cowboys and Aliens" thing.

      Jim, I was responding to the article that you linked,
      and more or less agreeing with what they said.
      We seem to have the same views about his 'better' movies
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: (New Movie) Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

      Just watched this movie with a couple of friends,
      and we all thought the same, it just doesn't fit.
      The genres, did not sit well together.
      We thought it very poor, no plot, too dark,
      with almost the first hour, filmed in darkness making almost impossible
      to make out what was going on.
      Daniel Craig was indeed wooden, and Harrison Ford did his hopeful
      career revival, no good at all!
      The film also featured what appeared to be re-cycled aliens
      from other movies, in other words nothing new!

      The funniest moment to me, was when after the Apache had captured
      our friends, and witnessed the aliens attacking,
      they all sat around, with the chief utterering these words

      'They come from a land far above the stars'.

      So philosophical of the Native Americans of the time I thought,
      when in reality they would probably have all scattered,
      frightened to death, by the appearance of nasty monsters in their happy hunting grounds!"

      With such a big budget, big name stars,
      and producers like Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard
      one could have expected better.
      However, overall all we got was a silly film and a movie destined to be a flop
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Re: (New Movie) Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

      ethanedwards wrote:

      Just watched this movie with a couple of friends,
      and we all thought the same, it just doesn't fit.
      The genres, did not sit well together.
      We thought it very poor, no plot, too dark,
      with almost the first hour, filmed in darkness making almost impossible
      to make out what was going on.
      Daniel Craig was indeed wooden, and Harrison Ford did his hopeful
      career revival, no good at all!
      The film also featured what appeared to be re-cycled aliens
      from other movies, in other words nothing new!

      The funniest moment to me, was when after the Apache had captured
      our friends, and witnessed the aliens attacking,
      they all sat around, with the chief utterering these words

      'They come from a land far above the stars'.

      So philosophical of the Native Americans of the time I thought,
      when in reality they would probably have all scattered,
      frightened to death, by the appearance of nasty monsters in their happy hunting grounds!"

      With such a big budget, big name stars,
      and producers like Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard
      one could have expected better.
      However, overall all we got was a silly film and a movie destined to be a flop


      Thanks for the review Keith sounds like typical lighting on a "Ridley Scott" movie. Anyway I have decided to see new Ape movie. I might wait for DVD on Cowboys & Aliens.
    • Re: (New Movie) Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

      Well, I must confess, I don't see what was so bad about the film. I enjoyed it very much. I didn't think Danial Craig was wooden at all. Harrison was ok, neither great or bad in the roll. But, I agree with Keith in that the Indians were not real believable. I thought the aliens were scary enough brutes. All in all, I didn't feel I wasted my money seeing it in the theater.

      Mark
      "I couldn't go to sleep at night if the director didn't call 'cut'. "
    • Re: What Was The Last Western You Watched?

      "Cowboys And Aliens" (2011)
      -Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford

      plot :
      A 19th century gunslinger unites townspeople, outlaws, and a band of Apache warriors against an extraterrestrial threat.

      Phantoms Review: I love this movie. Yes, it's goofy as hell, but it's supposed to be. A fun action packed sci-fi western.
      Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig make very charismatic western heroes.
      It's definitely not for everyone, but I like it. :)
      They'd never forget the day,the stranger rode into town


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