I saw the trailer for Cowboys & Aliens on the opening night of Harry Potter's second-last film of the series.
I love the pretty-straightforward title of the film and, much like Snakes on a Plane (a movie about snakes... on a plane), this is a movie about... cowboys and aliens. It's got an angry looking Harrison Ford. And one tough (and worn out) Daniel Craig. And it looks like it's going to be a lot of fun. What more do we need?
If you muttered "plot" to the above question, it looks like it even has one of those. According to the official website:
1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. 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 (Ford). It's a town that lives in fear. 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 gun-slinger 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 traveller Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents -- townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors -- all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.
Cowboys & Aliens is directed by Jon Favreau of Iron Man fame and it is based on the graphic novel by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. It'll be coming out on July 29th, 2011. Can't wait.
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