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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Cowboys and Aliens?

     Wow! Now I've seen it all. But I'm willing to suspend my disbelief long enough to watch this one. The classic Western movie gets mashed with the alien invasion flick to create Cowboys & Aliens -- a new twist on two popular movie genres. But Steven Spielberg is an executive producer and we all know that he loves aliens. I guess he might be a Western fan too. It's got an interesting plot which begins in 1875 in the New Mexico Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. (Now isn't that the greatest Western town name ever?) 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. (Again, great name for a bad guy in a Western town!)     
      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 he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents--townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors--(there ya go, now it's Cowboys, Indians, and Aliens) all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.

Come on, even Dusty should watch this one. And anything that helps bring back the Western is okay with me.

6 comments:

  1. Okay, I was convinced as soon as I read your post, but the trailer did it. Secretly, I was gonna watch this movie from the moment it came out cause I'm addicted to anything western, but aliens. Wooo.

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  2. I couldn't believe all the big names involved. Ron Howard and Steven Spielberg are producers, and the actor lineup is amazing. Now if it's half as good as I think it will be, maybe it'll give a boost to all westerns.

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  3. Wah! I want to come to St. Louis so we can go watch this one on the big screen together. Maybe we'll have to stay an extra day and go see it together.

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  4. There are three or four trailers out there and each one is better than the last. Although I know the cowboys out there are probably not liking it, this movie looks like it's going to be great. Big screen, here we come.

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  5. I was planning to watch this movie as I heard a lot about it.I really like the trailers of the movie.It seems very interesting and fully entertaining.After reading your post I am convinced to go and watch this movie.
    Watch Cowboys & Aliens Movie

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