Released movie: Cowboys & Aliens

Movie Title: Cowboys & Aliens

Release Date: August 9, 2011

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Review:
The Plot: Arizona, 1873: Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig) wakes up with his memory wiped and a curious metal shackle on his wrist. As an unwelcome new arrival in a small settlement town, the mystery device engages as alien spaceships appear and begin to lasso up local residents.

No offense to anything in the Tony Stark world, but we became most interested in this sci-fi/western when Robert Downey Jr. stepped away from the project and Good Ol’ Daniel Craig came aboard for Sheriff Jon Favreau. Surrounding Craig with Sam Rockwell, Harrison Ford, Paul Dano, Clancy Brown, and Keith Carradine? Such a cast could start a neo-Western revolution. Also, with a screenplay by “Lost”‘s Damon Lindelof and the Roberto Orci/Alex Kurtzman enterprise, this could be the first time a blockbuster earns an Oscar nomination for writing. Scratch that: we just saw the film at Comic-Con, and while the acting and directing is great, the story is beyond simple and nowhere near the genre reinvention we expected.

Director and actors

Director – Jon Favreau

Daniel Craig

Harrison Ford

Buck Taylor

Olivia Wilde

Abigail Spencer