Thursday, August 25, 2011
Cowboys & Aliens
(Guest Review by Jack)
Q: What’s the movie about?
A: With a title like that, you have to ask?
Q: Who’s in the movie?
A: Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig are the cowboys. CGI wizards are the aliens...
Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?
A: Proceed with Caution. It has a lot of summer popcorn scenes that you should like, but none of them have any "wow!" And the genre mash-up is not enough to keep it fresh.
Q: Will this movie make me laugh?
A: If you do, it'll be at that stupid title.
Q: Will this movie make me cry?
A: Doubts... Other than the tears that I shed after reading Russ’ great review for Captain America. I let the movie time pick between the two. I guess I lost...
Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?
A: I doubt that even MTV wants to reward this one.
Q: How is the Acting?
A: An over the top Harrison Ford is enjoyable, but his easy turn from the “bad guy” to the “good guy” makes his character a big mess. And Daniel Craig is always fun to watch in my opinion, but in this story, even his charisma couldn’t keep me from looking at my watch. Olivia Wilde is a hottie, for sure. She says very little in the film until a dumb plot twist makes her say a lot. Not necessarily a good thing...
Q: How is the Directing?
A: The strong suit of an action film should be the action sequences. Jon Favreau did well with the first Iron Man, but this is a different story. The action is just okay. Not a single scene makes me want to see it again.
Q: How is the story/script?
A: It's just cowboys fighting aliens... which is its biggest draw and its biggest fault.
Q: Where can I see the trailer?
A: Cowboys & Aliens Trailer
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