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Old November 17 2010, 08:23 PM   #1
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Cowboys & Aliens, the first trailer is here.

This was one I was waiting to see something on before making a decision. It's official, I want to see this.

http://www.deadline.com/2010/11/teas...owboys-aliens/

I know there is little in the way of CGI here but everything looks great. Compared to the first Green Lantern trailer which at first blush has let me down.
Seeing Harrison Ford in a cowboy hat vs a fedora is an interesting thing, to me at least cause I love Indy.

Very curious to see more now.

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Old November 17 2010, 08:49 PM   #2
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Re: Cowboys & Aliens, the first trailer is here.

I've seen worse trailers; but if the entire movie is 'aliens show up, attack generic Old West town, are beaten by Daniel Craig's magic gizmo' it may not be a hell of a lot.
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Old November 17 2010, 08:54 PM   #3
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Re: Cowboys & Aliens, the first trailer is here.

I don't know.

Tone-wise, this trailer does a much better job at relaying the basic plot of the trailer but in a cool, mysterious and enchanting way. I thought the visuals were cool for the Green Lantern trailer, but some of the editing was a little off.

Honestly, I thought Cowboys & Aliens was going to be a much lighter movie for some reason, but the darker and more ominous tone really works here. I'm pretty convinced.
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Old November 17 2010, 09:06 PM   #4
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Re: Cowboys & Aliens, the first trailer is here.

Done. I'm there.
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Old November 17 2010, 09:07 PM   #5
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Re: Cowboys & Aliens, the first trailer is here.

Kegg wrote: View Post
I've seen worse trailers; but if the entire movie is 'aliens show up, attack generic Old West town, are beaten by Daniel Craig's magic gizmo' it may not be a hell of a lot.
Apparently this trailer really only mostly reflects the first act of the movie.
Favreau himself reflects “what I like about it as a filmmaker, is that it feels like they are selling the same movie that we’re making.” He goes on to say that this trailer encapsulates “the tone of the first act of the movie, and as we get deeper, and as more trailers come out – more will be revealed.”

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Honestly, I thought Cowboys & Aliens was going to be a much lighter movie for some reason, but the darker and more ominous tone really works here. I'm pretty convinced.
Since I didn't know the tone of the comic I really did little to no research on this movie. Haven't followed its production and the like, thus wanting to be shown something first, then decide. It may be why I'm initially not enthused with GL, but I'm still holding out hope.
I think C&A, just based on this trailer, could do well. I like Craig and Ford both. Both actors could use another franchise at this point. Besides its also another shamelss Indy/Bond pairing once again.
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Old November 17 2010, 09:13 PM   #6
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Re: Cowboys & Aliens, the first trailer is here.

I wouldn't be surprised if Craig and Ford meet the ancestors of Tom Cruise's character from "War of the Worlds"



With THREE of the most influential producers and one decent director it makes you wonder who had the most influence

Grazer?
Ron Howard?
Spielberg?

I sort of wish that J.J Abrams had directed this movie but at least he paired up with Spielberg for "Super 8"
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Old November 17 2010, 09:18 PM   #7
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Re: Cowboys & Aliens, the first trailer is here.

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I don't know.

Honestly, I thought Cowboys & Aliens was going to be a much lighter movie for some reason, but the darker and more ominous tone really works here. I'm pretty convinced.
Same here. I was surprised at how dark it was at the outset, Craig wiping out those outlaws, then it being revealed that he's a wanted man. With Favreau directing and RDJ originally due to star, I expected something more in the Iron Man vein.

Looks like a lot of fun all the same but I would have liked to see Ford in a lighter sort of role. So sick of the grumpy gurn of doom though I suppose his character is perhaps meant to be in the Gary Cooper mould. Which Harry suits.

It's funny, I remember an interview with Ford in a SW magazine years ago (pre ESB) where he said that Han Solo was basically John Wayne in space, as far as he was concerned. Indiana Jones also had a touch of the cowboy in his outfit (and the famous stunt from Raiders where he goes under the car is a variation of the stagecoach stunt seen in countless westerns) but until now, IIRC, the only western Ford has done is a comedy western called No Knife, where he had second billing to Gene Wilder (in the same interview, Ford called it the world's first Jewish western! Maybe he forgot about Blazing Saddles).
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Old November 17 2010, 09:19 PM   #8
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Re: Cowboys & Aliens, the first trailer is here.

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With THREE of the most influential producers and one decent director it makes you wonder who had the most influence
Grazer?
Ron Howard?
Spielberg?
No doubt there is a lot of seasoned talent behind the scenes, directing and in front of the cameras.

As the trailer unfolds across the net more and more keeps popping up. Here are a few stills now from the trailer.










Along with an official synopsis
1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde. It’s a town that lives in fear.
But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.
Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he’s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella, he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents – townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors – all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.
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Old November 17 2010, 09:19 PM   #9
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Re: Cowboys & Aliens, the first trailer is here.

This movie looks very interesting to me. And it has an original feel to it. Besides, it's got Ford in it, so i'm already sold. I've seen every movie of his, except Morning glory which i haven't gotten to theatre yet for.
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Old November 17 2010, 09:22 PM   #10
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Re: Cowboys & Aliens, the first trailer is here.

The title alone gives me a good chuckle. Then they threw in James Bond and Indiana Jones. I'll be there.
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Old November 17 2010, 09:40 PM   #11
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Re: Cowboys & Aliens, the first trailer is here.

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... but until now, IIRC, the only western Ford has done is a comedy western called No Knife, where he had second billing to Gene Wilder (in the same interview, Ford called it the world's first Jewish western! Maybe he forgot about Blazing Saddles).
That was more widely known as The Frisco Kid--a fun little movie, but fairly average.

I'm looking forward to Cowboys & Aliens. This might be a lot of fun.
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Old November 17 2010, 09:41 PM   #12
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Re: Cowboys & Aliens, the first trailer is here.

This trailer actually looks really cool. I dig the somewhat serious tone. Of course, the premise is completely preposterous but it looks like Favreau might just make it work in a compelling way.
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Old November 17 2010, 10:11 PM   #13
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Re: Cowboys & Aliens, the first trailer is here.

I thought the trailer was really good and the visuals of the film were really well done. I couldn't help but think that Craig though looks like Bond in a Cowboy Hot and Harrison Ford looks great! I'm excited for this.
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Old November 17 2010, 10:13 PM   #14
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Re: Cowboys & Aliens, the first trailer is here.

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... but until now, IIRC, the only western Ford has done is a comedy western called No Knife, where he had second billing to Gene Wilder (in the same interview, Ford called it the world's first Jewish western! Maybe he forgot about Blazing Saddles).
That was more widely known as The Frisco Kid--a fun little movie, but fairly average.

I'm looking forward to Cowboys & Aliens. This might be a lot of fun.

Yes, I think NK was the European title; perhaps the Sisko kid (presumably on which the original title was a pun) wasn't felt to be well enough known over here.
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Old November 17 2010, 10:15 PM   #15
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Re: Cowboys & Aliens, the first trailer is here.

From the title, I was expecting a really tongue in cheek tone. The serious tone surprised me, but didn't turn me off. I look forward to this one.

Any links to a higher res version, though?
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