REEL DEAL Movies and Television: Cowboys and Aliens

The most unusual conflict that could happen to two different beings. A battle of technology, alliance, and bravery, Cowboys and Aliens don't mix but they make a pretty interesting story. Set in 1873 in the Arizona Territory, a stranger 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. 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 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 – all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown

Fresh off the success of Iron Man 2, director Jon Favreau takes on Cowboys and Aliens. Starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford – as the leads in the sci-fi-meets-western romp. It additionally features a top-notch supporting cast that includes Olivia Wilde along with Sam Rockwell and Noah Ringer.

Cowboys and Aliens  is released and distributed by United International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corp.

Deliberation time kids!
Movie summary in 3 lines: Wild Extraterrestrial West!
Technical Effects: 3 out of 5 stars (Though it was good, still a part of my head says its CGI)
Plot 4 out of 5 stars (the unusual mix makes a great plot)
Popcornmeter (the rating if this movie would make you hungrier while watching) 2 out of 5 (sorry, there is alien blood on the popcorn)
Acting and Actors 4 out of 5 stars (Daniel Craig did a great job to shed the secret agent aura, Harrison Ford expressions are so unforgettable )
DVD worthiness 4 out of 5 stars (includes the high tech alien bracelet! pew! pew!)
Sequel worthiness 4 out of 5 stars (Samurai and Aliens?)
Overall Rating 4 out of 5 stars (I though it was a cowboy adventure movie but also borders into a good thriller movie too)

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