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.