17 Aug '11, 7am
[FILM] Anyone seen Cowboys & Aliens yet?
One might find the idea of cowboys fighting against demons from outer space quite promising. Unfortunately, not even Indiana Jones and James Bond could salvage this movie, which we say is just so-wrong-it’s-right kitschy. The film just marries Western and pulp sci-fi archetypes without much thought. Set in 1873, a mysterious man (Daniel Craig) wakes up in the middle of a barren desert barefoot, with a chunky metal bracelet around his wrist, a mysterious gaping wound and a serious case of amnesia. After riding into the desolate mining town of Absolution, he finds himself in the middle of a scuffle between an inebriated snotty Percy Dolarhyde (Paul Dano) and a local pub owner (Sam Rockwell) and lands himself in hot water with Percy’s dad, Colonel Woodrow Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford). Soon after, the town sheriff (Keith Carradine) learns that our stoic stranger is Jake Lonergan,...