Cowboys and aliens in a movie, TOGETHER! what could be wrong with that!? Well plenty actually, unless you're a 10 year old boy. Let's face it, the title is ridiculous. Though I can't accuse it of being misleading or pretentious. But all is not as it seems, the first trailer has just been released and it actually looks quite good!
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I like how they seem to have played it straight. This is essentially a cowboy film in which aliens happen to turn up. It has an exciting cast, though it's a bit heatbreaking to see Harrison Ford looking so haggard and aged. Director Jon Favreau has already proven that he is capable of creating big-budget popular cinema that actually has a brain, a combination which is rare these days.
Here's a synopsis if you want to know all-
1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It's a town that lives in fear.
But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.
Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents—townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors—all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.