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Old February 21 2012, 11:51 PM   #108
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Re: Cowboys & Aliens: Review, Discuss, Grade, Sequel, DVD **SPOILERS**

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If the movie was unsuccessful I'd say it's more because young people don't like Westerns. That was my main complaint about it, it was basically a Western movie that happened to have aliens in it.
I saw it on DVD this week. Grade D.
I felt for a Hollywood big budget scifi action movie it should have had a simple story. The story just was not there.

Technically it was great. Western vistas, cinematography, VFX, explosions, gunshots.

Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde were all great in their roles. Paul Dano was pretty weak in his drunken son role.
Adam Beach was good and touching at times.
I never even knew it was Sam Rockwell playing the doctor. He disappeared behind that beard.

I cannot recommend this movie to anyone.
A $163 million budget movie and no I will not recommend it.
I still am shocked it was greenlit unless it looked better on paper somehow. It was the story that was lacking.
Maybe it was the directing of Favreau?

I enjoyed the last act of the film for its action.
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