To The Duke

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Saw the Movie

My son and I went to a late night showing of Cowboys and Aliens on Tuesday. I thought it was great. And it reinforced my belief that all movie reviewers should seriously consider running for Congress. They have no more idea of what "real" people like than our Congressmen and women do. One reviewer for Associated Press actually said the movie was a bust because it barely made more money than Smurfs. Barely? So making more money by just a little puts you in the bust category, yet the movie that made less is considered a great success? See what I mean...movie reviewers and Congressmen...they actually do think alike.

Harrison Ford played a great role of the crusty old army warrior now running a successful ranch in Arizona. Daniel Craig is the leader of an outlaw gang who found himself abducted by aliens. The aliens are in Arizona mining for gold. And they aren't the cute E.T. aliens, or the little gray men we hear so much about, they're the typical mix of some kind of beast with hands reaching out of his stomach and insect eyes. But they looked pretty good for computer created aliens. I wouldn't want to run into one.

The movie was quick, lots of side stories and relationships going on, a ton of great characters, and an actual plot. The aliens want the earth's gold and they don't like humans. In the end, which I won't spoil completely, outlaws, townfolks, Indians, and an alien from yet a third planet, join forces and fight the boogers that are here causing havoc and chaos in Arizona. All-in-all I'd give it four stars and a thumbs up. And guess what, there was nothing graphic, nothing vulgar, nothing said I didn't understand. I will be able to take my 9 year old grandson to see this one, and his dad will like it too. It did a wonderful job of mixing the western genre with the science fiction. Go see it and let me know if you agree.

9 comments:

  1. Glad you liked it and your review is right on target. Wasn't that ending shot of Daniel Craig's character classic!

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  2. Can't wait to check it out.
    donna

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  3. I am thrilled to meet you and find your site through Irishoma. She mentioned your contest for the Unknown Cowboy. Never have wrote anything western but would love to give it a try.
    Looking forward to getting to know you and being your latest follower
    Maggie

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  4. PS
    Forgot to thank you for the review of this movie. I now am excited to go see it.
    Maggie

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  5. Glad to hear you liked the movie. That seems to be the opinion of all those I've canvassed. I'll make my plan to see it soon. I sure enjoyed Louella's John Wayne memory.

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  6. Thank you so much for commenting on my blog. Thinking about entering your contest.

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  7. Welcome Grandma Yellow Hair...love the handle. Do write a story for the contest. We've already got quite a few Spur winners in it, and I'm looking for those future Spur winners too.

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  8. Hey, there Linda. I'd love to have you enter the contest. Watch a John Wayne movie tonight for inspirations. Or better yet, something with Joel McCrea. He was one of my favorites. Glad you're back to your blog after you hiatis.

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  9. Sally and Bookie and Donna...Thanks for commenting. And I didn't realize Daniel Craig was such a terrific actor until this movie. I'm not a James Bond fan so I didn't see that one.
    Now write me a story about my Unknown Cowboy.

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