Excerpt: Event movies rarely live up to the hype. I personally attribute the first event movie as 1989’s “Batman.” I’m sure there are others out there that preceded it and I’m not sure if there’s an official “first” event movie, but that’s neither here nor there.
REVIEW: Great Title, Cool Idea, But Cowboys and Aliens Crash-Lands
25 January 2012
Excerpt: The B-movie marquee title of Cowboys and Aliens suggests a picture that's more irreverent, imaginative, and fun than the turgid movie that stands behind it. Rather than goosing the Western and sci-fi genres into the ring for a showdown, Jon Favreau's follow-up to the Iron Man franchise takes a...
Summary: If brainless entertainment is your bag, with an emphasis on brainless, then step right up, this’ll do the trick. Otherwise, this is a movie that should have been a lot more interesting than it was.
Excerpt: Ìóâè 43 ôèëüì The title carries an important distinction in Cowboys & Aliens : it’s not versus. Oh, the two sides fight, shooting, kicking, clawing, chewing, and mobbing with the best of them.
Excerpt: The Movie A cowboy (Daniel Craig) wakes up on the prairie bloody, barefoot and confused, with a mysterious contraption on his wrist. He's not sure what he's doing there or even who he is, but he does have skills that come in handy in the old west, quick with his fists and with a gun.
Pros: Actors: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Clancy Brown, Paul Dano, Adam Beach, Director: Jon Favreau, Audio Format/Languages: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (English), DTS (French, Spanish), Dolby Digital 2.0 (English Descriptive Video Service), Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spa...
Conclusion: Jon Favreau's 'Cowboys & Aliens' is an entertaining blend of two much loved film genres: the western and sci-fi. With strong performances of western archetypes, the mash-up of frontier-justice gunslingers and alien invasion disaster is far from perfect, but the story sticks to what it promises and...
Conclusion: Meyers hit the proverbial nail on the head: despite all the talent involved, Cowboys & Aliens is a mediocre misfire. It isn't a complete waste, but it isn't a complete success either. The same can't be said of Universal's Blu-ray release, though. I doubt even Meyers could find a problem with it.
Excerpt: For the second time in a month, producer Steven Spielberg brings to the big screen a sci-fi pic set in the past focussing on aliens who enjoy a spot of kidnapping. Rather than the 1979 setting of Super 8 however, this time we�re in the Wild West.