Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

Cowboys & Aliens (2011) 119min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 29 July 2011 (USA) Summary: A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.
Countries: USA, IndiaLanguages: English, Apache languages

There is nothing, or at least probably very little, that is technically wrong with this glorious Western movie. Sorry. Alien invasion movie. Sorry. Western movie.

(And so on, and so forth.)

This is at one and the same time a pretty solid, straight-faced and serious Western – and an alright alien invasion movie. At one and the same time. Not a comedy. At all. Even though it seems like it must be, am I right?

All the elements are, more or less, present and correct.

Except there’s something missing and it was hard to quantify what it was. And then I managed to figure it out.

I just didn’t care.

Between the two main male characters and one perfectly competent female character, I didn’t have a single care for any one of the three of them. One man was simply unlikeable, the other very dislikeable, and she was just there.

So it was really hard to care about their personal journeys through this movie.

Alas. Because it’s very pretty. Even if it is rather full of tropes.

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