Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Blu Ray Tuesday #20

The movie:

cowboys

The menu: McDonald’s

I wanted to like this movie so bad.  Cowboys!  Aliens! James Bond! Indiana Jones! I can’t quite work out what was wrong with it.  My final thoughts are that I think they got a bit bogged down with trying to ensure that this was not your typical summer blockbuster.  The writers wanted to make sure that everyone was a three dimensional character.  EVERYBODY and their mother had a backstory.  No joke, even the dog had a backstory.  When you watch a movie called ‘Cowboys & Aliens’, nobody’s watching for the insightful commentary on the human condition.  They wanna watch explosions and dudes on horses.

My other complaint about the movie was the sound. I know this makes me sound like an old woman but it was SO loud!! Every explosion was earth shattering so we had to turn it down but then because the movie was also a Western, when the characters were talking, everybody mumbled and we had to turn it up. Resulting in all of us nearly wetting our pants, when we had the TV turned up loud to try and hear what everyone was saying and then there would be a surprise explosion.

Luckily I quite like Daniel Craig.  I think he’s a good actor, effortlessly cool and easy on the eyes.  Also, they put him in a pair of chaps which once Girl Roomie pointed out to me, I could not take my eyes off them. 

Cowboys and Aliens

And special shout out to the special effects team because they did an awesome job on everything.  I thought the aliens were really well done.  Menacing and very realistic.

Recommended? All in all, the movie’s alright but it’s pretty long and I think that adds another nail to its coffin.  If you wanna see a good mix of the Western and sci-f genre, I’d recommend you watch ‘Firefly’ instead. 

7 comments:

Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) said...

Hahahaha...sorry...I don't MEAN to laugh. I just couldn't imagine this being an outstanding movie. Only because the previews made it seem SO cheesy. I remember seeing the trailer in the theatre a couple of times and thinking how insanely loud it was...so you're not the only one! And...loving the photo of Daniel Craig + chaps.

Abigail said...

I agree with Jenna's comment right down to "+ chaps". Also, I'm so glad you like Firefly. I'm sure we've talked about this before, but it really just is the cat's pajamas.

Danielle said...

His pants were REALLY tight in that movie!

I remember when it first came out, and Alan Tudyk said on Twitter, "Cowboys and Aliens? Pssh. Been there, done that already" or something to that effect. He's awesome.

Katie said...

This makes me less sorry that I missed the movie when it was in the cinemas. It's so annoying when plots outstay their welcome, isn't it? Movies should know when to end!

At least you had Daniel Craig's chaps to distract you. :D

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

I seriously hate when I have to adjust the volume a million times during a movie. Blah. I have been putting off watching this (even though Hubby wants to) because it just looks plain dumb to me. Plus I'm not a big Daniel Craig fan. Or a Western fan. I do like Aliens and Harrison Ford though. ;)

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

I seriously hate when I have to adjust the volume a million times during a movie. Blah. I have been putting off watching this (even though Hubby wants to) because it just looks plain dumb to me. Plus I'm not a big Daniel Craig fan. Or a Western fan. I do like Aliens and Harrison Ford though. ;)

chrissy said...

this is quite possibly the best film review i have ever read. so point on! daniel craig's behind, plus. the character over-thinking e-ver-ee-thing...minus. great post!