Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cowboys and Aliens

The Hubs and I just saw "Cowboys and Aliens" tonight. It was really good! I shouldn't be surprised that I liked it because I like both Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig. Clancy Brown, who I think is an underrated and quite brillant actor, plays the preacher. The movie also showcases the talents of Adam Beach, whom I hope someday returns to "SVU."

I was surprised by the character Harrison Ford plays. He is gruff and not very pleasant. It just seems outside the norm for him. His characters are usually quite charming. It was neat to see him doing something so different.

And Daniel Craig was awesome! He pulled off the American accent fairly well. I liked that his character showed some humor and wasn't quite as intense as 007. Another thing he pulled off well was his shirtless scences. Can you say, "YUMMY!!!!"

Anyway the plot of the movie was new for me. It was about aliens coming to wreak havoc on the Old West. I wasn't sure it would work but it really did. I would totally recommend this movie. Evidently the movie is based on a book so I'll have to search that out. There were two things I particularly liked about the movie: I really liked is how the movie gave a different look at American government policies of the time. I have read several reviews that said this was a commentary on Manifest Destiny but it really seemed to better reflect the ideas of Imperialism. But what do I know? I only teach fourth grade.
I also liked that Olivia Wilde was not a woman in need of the protection of a man. I am not going to tell you the details, you'll have to go see it yourself but I would like to say: You go girl!

One more little sidenote, and I can't believe I am saying this, I really liked "Cowboys and Aliens" much more than "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part II." The book is just soooo much better than the movie could ever be, as usual.

So to sum it up: Go see "Cowboys and Aliens." It really is pretty good!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so delighted that I popped over and that you posted this positive, detailed review. I think I'll go see this movie with my hubby on Friday night!

    It all counts!