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
27 December 2011
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.
Summary: 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...
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.
Excerpt: The title of Cowboys & Aliens has been a subject of mockery since the movie was announced, but really, it’s a great example of truth in advertising. You want cowboys and aliens in the same movie? This one’s for you. If you want anything beyond what the title promises, look elsewhere.