Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller


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A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.


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31 July 2011 | NDanger
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| Misses the Mark (for me)
I've not read the book (books?) so I have no bias in that regard. For me there were several plot issues that I had issues with. This isn't a spoiler, so I won't go into details. A simple one is size of scout ship vs. size of alien. The way the story weaves in all the players of the wild west, Cowboys, Indians and Outlaws is very well done. The performances are pretty good, but Craig plays it too much like James Bond for me. Maybe Favreau wanted him to play it quiet-cool, it just comes off as too 'Bond-ish' for me. Ford is terrific as the tough-as-nails ex. Civil War Colonel. The effects are first rate. I enjoyed it, but they could have done a little better.

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Budget:

$163,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,431,290 31 July 2011

Gross USA:

$100,240,551

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$174,822,325

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