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View Poll Results: How do you grade Cowboys & Aliens?
A 13 22.81%
B 26 45.61%
C 12 21.05%
D 2 3.51%
F 4 7.02%
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Old November 26 2011, 08:19 PM   #106
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Yahoo! Entertainment has placed Cowboys and Aliens on it's list of Turkey films of the year.
It's a shame to cause this movie really was fun and enjoyable unlike some of the others on the list that I saw and would rank as mediocre.
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Old November 26 2011, 10:16 PM   #107
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Oh yes, if you think this film is one of the worst of the year - you simply have not watched many films this year.

I really enjoyed C&A.
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Old February 21 2012, 11:51 PM   #108
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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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Old February 22 2012, 12:00 AM   #109
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I think the direction was fine, but yeah, the story was definitely lacking. A story about cowboys fighting aliens just had the potential to be so much more exciting and scary.
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Old February 22 2012, 05:21 AM   #110
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For me, the aliens weren't believable, and this is one of the reasons the film didn't work for me.
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Old April 9 2012, 01:39 AM   #111
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I just watched this for the first and I really enjoyed it. It wasn't anything groundbreaking, but I thought it was a very fun, well acted, well directed, and well written alien invasion movie. I can't vote in poll, but if I could I would give it an A. Does anyone know if the novelization was any good?
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Old April 9 2012, 02:50 AM   #112
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It was based off of a comics graphic novel.

I'm not sure if the novelization contains anything not in the movie.
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Old April 9 2012, 03:01 AM   #113
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I caught this on PPV a few weeks ago and thought it was pretty good. If there was a flaw it was that it could have used a little more humor, ala "Iron Man."
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Old April 9 2012, 01:45 PM   #114
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It was based off of a comics graphic novel.
I read the graphic novel a few months ago. Completely different story than the movie with no similarities whatsoever. But really fucking cool. Although I enjoyed the movie, the graphic novel is probably better. Though I doubt the movie would have done any better in the box office if it were a straight adaption.
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Old April 9 2012, 05:27 PM   #115
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Watched it last week and really liked it. Ford, Craig and Wilde were good. It had been a while since I'd seen the Kurgan in a film. I always enjoyed his work.

All-in-all, just a fun, action movie.
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Old April 9 2012, 09:34 PM   #116
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I found it much better the second time around.
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