Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig & Olivia Wilde
I have a confession: I have a bit of a girl crush on Olivia Wilde -- and by little bit, I actually mean huge -- ever since her days as Alex Kelly on The O.C. (Did you hear she's naked in the movie, too? -- well, sort of naked.) Anyway, I'm totally stoked to check her out in Cowboys & Aliens, landing in theaters today!
The film, directed by Jon Favreau, lands Wilde in the excellent company of Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, among others. Combine this cast of lookers with the scenery of the Old West, a few futuristic aliens, and BAM -- is there anything else a summer blockbuster really needs?
Check out Cowboys & Aliens reviews, here:
Lou Lumenick, New York Post:
Aliens abduct astonished townspeople in the Old West! A mysterious amnesiac gunslinger rides to the rescue! Extraterrestrials get lassoed and blown to bits in cool-looking ways! What's not to like?
Ann Hornaday, Washington Post:
It may be two treats in one, but for an audience that's pigged out on spectacle all summer, that might be two treats too many.
Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times:
It's hard to say what is most depressing about Cowboys & Aliens -- the film itself, or the fact that this was the best movie a posse of major Hollywood players could come up with.
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune:
Alien-invasion aficionados should be pleased. Western nostalgists may be pleasantly surprised. Fans of cowboys-versus-aliens movies, well, it's been a long wait and here's your movie.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times:
The movie will no doubt be popular and deserves success. As preposterous moneymakers go, it's ambitious and well-made.
Sounds like an extraterrestrial-filled, swashbuckling good time, no? It seems to me like Cowboys & Aliens is a modern Independence Day, minus Will Smith and with a couple of tumbleweeds thrown in for good measure. And while I'm not much of a fan of westerns, this movie seems to add in enough other action-packed elements to be right up my alley.
Will you be seeing Cowboys & Aliens this weekend?
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