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COWBOYS AND ALIENS Theatrical Trailer!

Nordling here.

This premiered at the end of AMERICAN IDOL tonight, but hey, you don't have to watch ithe show to enjoy this trailer:

The first half of this is from the first 45 minutes of the film, but there's a lot of new stuff.  Looks really good.  COWBOYS AND ALIENS opens this summer.

Nordling, out.

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  • April 14, 2011, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Looks like fun.

    by stellanskarsgaard

  • April 14, 2011, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Please don't think...

    by Brock

    Please people...don't think that this is Wild Wild West or Jonah Hex. It looks like it is in another league. It will be greatness!

  • April 14, 2011, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Nicely done...

    by Dobler

    It's looks like a helluva ride!

  • April 14, 2011, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Harrison Ford looks good in it

    by Bobo_Vision

    I like the talent involved in terms of actors. As for what I don't like about the trailer...the tone is off a bit. The music sounds like it should be playing in an Iron Man trailer. It's a minor detail...but there you go.

  • April 14, 2011, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Didn't realize Sam Rockwell was in this

    by Uncle Pooky

    Now that I do, I'm guaranteed to see this.

  • April 14, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Is that the "Jurassic Park" Tyrannosaur roar?

    by ufoclub1977

    mixed in as the aliens fly in at night?

  • April 14, 2011, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Looks okay, a little uneven but I will hope for the best!

    by golden tribw

    It's not gripping me the way I've been hoping, but I love Ford and I like Rockwell and Craig is pretty badass . . . . I will just wait and see, I guess.

  • April 14, 2011, 9:04 p.m. CST

    It's like Harrison Ford woke up from a 20-year nap...

    by SifoDyasJr

    Welcome back. We've missed you.

  • April 14, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST


    by Rebeck2

    Really want to like this film, and will no doubt be lined up at midnight to see it...but why is it the more I see of it the less excited I am?

  • April 14, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST

    i'd love to see a movie...

    by Billy_D_Williams

    where the main hero doesnt have his shirt off in front of the main babe

  • April 14, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Indians and Monsters

    by Simpsonian

    will be the sequel.

  • April 14, 2011, 9:10 p.m. CST

    god olivia wilde is gorgeous

    by Kammich

    i know thats a lame, fanboyish thing to say when viewing an awesome trailer... but god damn, she really is

  • April 14, 2011, 9:16 p.m. CST

    This is such a bizarre mix of genres

    by D.Vader

    I think I'm totally there?

  • April 14, 2011, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Olivia Wilde looks better here than she did in TRON: Legacy

    by D.Vader

    If this trend continues...

  • April 14, 2011, 9:18 p.m. CST

    mash up of the year.

    by claxdog

  • April 14, 2011, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Sam Rockwell? HELLS YEAH!

    by BeanGrud

  • April 14, 2011, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Where is the sexy alien???

    by pauduro

    With blue/green hair??

  • April 14, 2011, 9:36 p.m. CST

    I forgot this was coming out, but agreed it looks promising

    by Rebel Scumb

    Although I prefer the first half where its eerie and atmospheric, as opposed to bright and silly. But both look like fun

  • April 14, 2011, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Can't be worse than Indiana Jones & Aliens

    by Tim

    Swinging on vines with monkeys, surviving a nuclear blast in a lead lined fridge, and "the space between spaces" all belong in a cartoon. Not a museum like Dr. Jones.

  • April 14, 2011, 9:58 p.m. CST


    by LowDevil

  • April 14, 2011, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Last few seconds in a nutshell:

    by HansBubi

    Oh, just in case you are on the fence about this movie, Sam Rockwell is in it. Boom, credits! Also to note: this trailer reeeeeally likes using the image of someone being grabbed and lifted up into the air. I think that happened three or four times in this trailer, and every time it was shown like it's a big, striking moment. I hope that doesn't happen every five minutes in the actual movie because it was effective the first time in the trailer.

  • April 14, 2011, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Ford looks good

    by Acquanetta

    Craig looks like he's aging at twice the normal rate.

  • April 14, 2011, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Audioslave=good, CvsA=good, Audioslave + CvsA=turd

    by ltgalloway

    I like the song. I like what I've seen of the movie. But putting them together made me want to vomit and/or punch something. It feels like a marketing choice to make it more like Iron Man but it doesn't work here, at least for not me. I know I'm probably alone on this, and it's a small crime considering how awesome the film is looking like, so despite that song I'm still looking forward to the movie. Just had to rant into the void of the internets for a sec there. I feel better.

  • Really overused even in this 3 minute trailer. Looks like a fun movie though.

  • April 14, 2011, 10:25 p.m. CST

    "They've got my son!" LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL!

    by Royston Lodge

    Oh, you just KNOW Favreau added that line on purpose, just to be a bit of a prick to poor ol' Harrison. Regardless, that looks awesome.

  • The actual movie better have a broader palette or it's going to get old soon.

  • April 14, 2011, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Hell to the YES

    by pushthebuttonmax

  • April 14, 2011, 10:43 p.m. CST


    by William

    Looks even more awesome than it already did...which was incredible awesome.

  • April 14, 2011, 11:01 p.m. CST


    by Chairman_Kaga

    I wonder if the talk of the aliens taking everyone will make reference to something like Roanoke Island as a previous example.

  • April 14, 2011, 11:06 p.m. CST

    whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Bobo? Go Gators!!!

    by George Newman

  • April 14, 2011, 11:08 p.m. CST


    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Somewhere, Elmer Bernstein is rolling around in his grave.

  • April 14, 2011, 11:25 p.m. CST

    I think this is going to be one of the biggest hits of the summer


    It's going to draw the typical crowd but some old-timers as well. You know, the really old fuckers that remember when Harrison Ford was cool.

  • April 14, 2011, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Orci and Kurtzman wrote and Produced this...

    by conspiracy

    in fact there were 5 fucking writers on this thing...5. Normally..those names..or that many writers...are usually the fucking kiss of mediocrity. But...this looks stupid fun..and nobody is pissing on each other...which hopefully means Bob and Alex have grown up a little, and are finally shooting for some fucking respectability and adult-ish quality to back up their usual Box Office success pandering to mongrels, retards and baby stroller pushing welfare sluts. So... I'll give them a chance of professional redemption...and fork over my Matinee bucks to see it, (provided you fine gents come back with some decent word of mouth) instead of just stealing it from the Deep Net.

  • April 14, 2011, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Tom Morello

    by deelzbub

    right on

  • April 14, 2011, 11:35 p.m. CST


    by Uncle Stan

  • April 14, 2011, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Heavy Metal?

    by atan0669

    Audioslave not metal; that good old heavy duty rock n roll. And that goes quite well with cowboys and aliens if asskickin is involved

  • April 14, 2011, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Looks like a good Ford role

    by catlettuce4

    Harrison Ford in a western, cool idea. If nothing else, I want to see THAT. I'm not thrilled with the trailers, but it seems like it could be interesting, so I'll give it a shot.

  • April 15, 2011, 12:07 a.m. CST

    looks fun..but i feel like ive already seen it. a postmodern mashup

    by FleshMachine

    you know what i mean?

  • April 15, 2011, 12:13 a.m. CST

    deelzbub, right on indeed. question, man

    by pw

    is that the same tune Morello did for The A Team credits?

  • April 15, 2011, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Silly, stupid fun

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    It's a very bizarre mishmash of genres. CG looks terrible. Harrison Ford still looks asleep. BUT, it's a pulpy, silly and stupid looking movie to just sit back, relax, and enjoy. I will roll my eyes however at the end when the cowboys win. Do the aliens ever win?

  • Regardless, maybe the kid will be good. Maybe this movie will be good. Too many maybes for 10 bucks in a theater.

  • April 15, 2011, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Looks fucking great but...

    by Ray_Tango

    ... I'm surprised how little emphasis they put on Harrison Ford. Is it just a small supporting part with second billing or is he co-lead? Apart from the lack of Mr Ford, there's still the finger print of another Mr Ford. Good shit.

  • April 15, 2011, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Iron Man 2 was Dogshit

    by D o o d

    so I won't be spending anymore money on Favreaus movies. Although it's good to see Harrison Ford back and looking good!

  • April 15, 2011, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Liked the "Han Shoots first" moment at the end.

    by SoupDragon

    I hope Mr Ford gets a few of those in the film as well.

  • April 15, 2011, 1:40 a.m. CST

    A movie like this...

    by BlackBauer0320

  • April 15, 2011, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Truly brings out the geek in everyone

    by BlackBauer0320

    Thus the rare lack of negativity being thrown about in the talkback.

  • April 15, 2011, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Looks great, wasn't sure about this....

    by Fritzlorrerains

    But now I will see it for sure.

  • April 15, 2011, 3:43 a.m. CST

    Looks like a mediocre flick, just like the Iron Man films

    by HelmetBoy

  • April 15, 2011, 4:20 a.m. CST

    too much olivia wilde in this trailer

    by Wookie_Weed

    you can see how the studio's brains work.

  • April 15, 2011, 5:24 a.m. CST

    "You know who you are.. you just have to remember."

    by CT1

    Deep. Anyways, hm, interesting, am I to understand this isn't based on something? It's not a remake, a reboot, a "re-imagining" of some prior existing property? Wow, that's a weird fuckin feeling there, def. I'd also like Harrison Ford to be the voice of Batman from here on out, go ahead and George Lucas-ize Batman Begins and The Dark Knight and dub right on over Mr. Bale there, thanks.

  • April 15, 2011, 5:38 a.m. CST

    Too much Olivia Wilde

    by DynamixRo

    No such thing.

  • April 15, 2011, 5:45 a.m. CST

    yeah I'll see it

    by disfigurehead

    dont expect much but I'll see it

  • April 15, 2011, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Looking forward to this flick but that was a crappy trailer.

    by Ecto-1

  • April 15, 2011, 6:57 a.m. CST

    and that rock music was an increbibly bad idea.

    by Ecto-1

  • April 15, 2011, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Bikers and Zombies

    by MamboMan

    will be next

  • April 15, 2011, 7:06 a.m. CST

    Samurai and Auditors

    by MamboMan

    part 3

  • April 15, 2011, 7:48 a.m. CST

    "CG looks terrible"

    by D.Vader

    Ladies and gentlemen, you have Dr. Egon Spengler's talkback schtick.

  • April 15, 2011, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Looks like the perfect kind of summer movie...

    by ATARI

    that is, turn your mind off and just enjoy the ride.<br> <br> Plus, James Bond and Indiana Jones in the same movie, when has that ever been done before?<br> <br> Um, wait, nevermind...<br> <br>

  • April 15, 2011, 8:06 a.m. CST

    The Man With The Hat Is Back!

    by Shaun1138

    Out of all the popcorn films this summer I only want to see two "Cowboys vs. Aliens" and "Captain America". Harrison Ford looks great in this role, and Chris Evans could turn out to be the Harrison Ford of the next generation if he plays his cards right!

  • April 15, 2011, 8:07 a.m. CST


    by ianlegend

    The Event depicts an alien invasion story from the perspective of the aliens. And from that we can learn that alien invasions are surprisingly boring from their perspective. Or maybe that just because The Event is a bit shit.

  • April 15, 2011, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Based on a comic book from 1997

    by m_prevette

    It was trademarked as a title first, with no comic written and shopped to one bit...finally the comic was actually created and after some wrangling it became a best seller ( kinda like how Bob Evans bought a million copies of Love Story to make it a best seller) and Hollywood came callin'

  • April 15, 2011, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Welcome back to the bandwagon fanboys...

    by gabbygall

    ..this looks fucking shit - but OH MY GOD, its got Harrison Ford in it - so you fuckwits will cough up your $$$ regardless... fucking mugs.

  • April 15, 2011, 8:27 a.m. CST

    I hope Favreau can resist

    by buggerbugger himself a lispy, fat-chinned cameo in this.

  • April 15, 2011, 8:38 a.m. CST

    There is NEVER enough Olivia Wilde!! GO GATORS!!!!

    by claxdog

  • April 15, 2011, 8:46 a.m. CST

    I hope that music is only in the trailer...

    by v3d

    I reminded me of the completely inappropriate modern (80's) score for Ladyhawke. Ruined the whole tone of that film. Also Ford's not back. After waking from his 20 year acting coma he's now OVER acting. "I want that man. You give him to me NOW!"

  • April 15, 2011, 9:28 a.m. CST

    holy shit

    by purplemonkeydw

    this looks fucking fantastic

  • April 15, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    needs the Finger of Doom

    by durhay

  • April 15, 2011, 9:54 a.m. CST

    I agree with the sound track melody...

    by zinc_chameleon

    but FUZZ TONE guitar? It went out of style when Clapton and Hendrix showed up, with their Marshall stacks turned up to 10. The same bluesy melody should be done with fiddle and dobro, and slower, to establish mode. This is Ry Cooder territory...if he can make you weep about a brain-damaged Texan drunk, he would have knocked this one out of the park.

  • April 15, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Man, I haven't seen a Finger of Doom reference in years

    by D.Vader

  • April 15, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Sam Rockwell too!!

    by NYC

    They had me at shirtless Daniel Craig, but now I am so fuckin' there!

  • April 15, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST


    by Cruizer Dave

    Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig kicking ass as cowboys in the old west with aliens. What's not to love? Oh, the AICN talkback wherein we bitch about everything. Always.

  • April 15, 2011, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Orci and Kurtzman wrote a script and AICN masturbates about it. Typical!

    by AsimovLives

  • April 15, 2011, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Asi, not a single person is praising Orci and Kurtzman

    by D.Vader

    They're praising Favreau, Wilde, Ford, and Craig. But you'd prefer to say everyone is masturbating over the screenwriters instead. Typical.

  • April 15, 2011, 11:02 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I'm not complaining because it's Harrison Ford as a cowboy. And i think Daniel Craig was born to be in a western. Sam Rockwell and Olivia Wilde in a western also doesn't get any complains from me at all. That is not the problem. Not at all. The problem is the assclowns who wrote and are producting this thing. and frankly, despiste the element of geekasm, the idea of mixing aliens and cowboys is, frankly, dumb. That's the type of silless that should be in some cheap 1960s b-movie or a DTV cheappie, not a blockbuster.

  • April 15, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST

    "I haven't seen a Finger of Doom reference in years"

    by AsimovLives

    Harrison Ford hasn't been around much this last years either.

  • April 15, 2011, 11:34 a.m. CST

    True that, Asi

    by D.Vader

    But I don't even remember it getting mentioned during any of the Crystal Skull hoopla, then or now.

  • April 15, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST


    by CT1

    Sounds like a real labor of love.

  • April 15, 2011, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Haven't watched anything. Movies need everything they can do

    by UltraTron

    to entertain me. They can ill afford to reveal any detail to me or my brain will reverse engineer the entire story before I've seen it and spoil everything.

  • April 15, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST

    I'm like the only person who enjoyed the island because

    by UltraTron

    I hadn't the slightest idea what it was about. So it was a cool mystery where I was surprised to learn they were clones

  • April 15, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Actually I was just watching the island. Pretty good.

    by UltraTron

    Of course most of the clones would be young and fit- nobody wants fat, old organ replacements

  • April 15, 2011, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Harrison Ford plays third fiddle

    by kiwicanuck

    Interesting to see how the trailer focuses much more on Craig as the lead (obviously) and Olivia as the hot chick (also, obviously I guess), but Ford gets comparatively very little screen time - in the trailer anyway. I guess age and several bombs have really taken the shine off his marketability despite second billing. It makes me feel as old as he looks, as I rememeber when the guy could do no wrong box office wise.

  • April 15, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Orci and Kuntzman?!? PASS!EPIC FUCKING FAIL! NO THANKS!

    by Stalkeye

    Fuck, I'm better off playing Crysis 2 for some real alien invasion.

  • April 15, 2011, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Kuntman&Orc shit are involved in this?

    by Xiphos_2

    Fuck there goes my desire to see the movie.

  • April 15, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Why shouldn't i talk to you? Don't even mention THE ISLAND to me. That mvoie is stupid beyond belief. It's one of those dumb movies trying to be smart and failing miserably. Yes, THE ISLAND is by far Bay's smartest movie he ever made... and it's still immensily stupid and idiotic. This is a praise of THE ISLAND, but a critic of Bay's filmmography. And Orci, for that matter. I have been pretty early on unto Orci's stitch: he creates this dumb stupid stories fuilled with this little nuggets taken from half-baked barely understood science concept (mostly pseudo-science) and uses them as if they are this clever big things and makes his shows and movie look like original and cool. He fills his scripts with fallacies of all kinds, not to mention misdirections and the moment's accepted pseudo-science bullshit. His expalnation of why a black hole could be (mis)understood as both a place of total death and as a portal for parala universes to justify their incoherent depcition of one in their Star Trek movie is one of their crowning ahcievements in dumbness. It never fails to make me laugh whenever i remember that. Orci is a con. He learned with the best.

  • April 15, 2011, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Orci and Kuntzman = shitty movie

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    Be sure to waste your money on this horrible movie.

  • April 15, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    how can aliens and cowboys not be dumb?

    by AsimovLives

    I mean, just think about it: how can a cowboy have a chance against spacefaring civilization? How many deux ex machinas nonsense can the Orci boy pull out of his ass to level things out anhd give the cowboys a chance? Even with the all powerful gizmo that serves as Craig's bracelet? The disproportiality of the thign is jsut beyond belief! Yeah, cowboys in horses outrunning spaceship UFOs? Six shooters against phasers of death? Yeah, right? You know what's a cool mix up of genres? Indians Vs Vikings. You can plausible pitch them agaisnt one another and make a kick ass movie out of it (VALHALLA RISING, not PATHFINDER). Hell, let's have cowboys vs monsters from below, cowboys vs zombies, cowbotys vs wendigo, cowboys vs hell demons, you know, adversaries in which are both cool and in which it's not a stretch to imagine a good cowboy mannaging to have a change against them. Spacefaring aliens is just... impossible odds. It's stupid in concept. I mean, how often have we joked and mocked movies like INDEPENDENCE DAY were the aliens were vanquished because of a Mac virus? It looks completly impossible, and that's with the benefit of a fully late 20th century science and technology and industry. People of the mid steam indistrial revolution age firhing a spacefaring civilization aliens? Give me a fuckign break. This is the probçem of bullshit liek this movie: it's just stupid geekasm. It mgibtsuffice to many, but it just looks stupid. It is stupid. I remember the snickers response i heard in a theater when the first trailer was shown. their was the proper resonse to this crap. And really, COWBOYS VS ALIENS? That's the best Orci could come up with for a title? Trowing the towell a bit soon, aren't they?

  • April 15, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Remember, the expression "i buy that for a dollar" is used ironically. It's a long way to say "bullshit".

  • April 15, 2011, 2:37 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

  • April 15, 2011, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Asi, Valhalla Rising...

    by D.Vader

    ... is not a kickass movie spawned from the idea of Vikings vs Indians. Its a Viking movie that happens to bring Indians into it late in the game. Also, "Cowboys vs Aliens" is not Orci's title. Its the title of the ORIGINAL PROPERTY from which this is adapted. So if you've got an issue with the story, take it up with the makers of the original comic. Stop making Orci your whipping boy as if he came up with this idea on his own.

  • April 15, 2011, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Er, and to be totally correct...

    by D.Vader

    Its Cowboys AND Aliens, not Vs.

  • April 15, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Have you listen to VALHALLA RISING's audio comentary? Because i have. I have the DVD. Did you know that the intention of the main character ONE-EYE was that he was actually ann indian who had been brough to scandinavia as a kid and then grew as a viking? Thus why he's so different from the other vikings in the movie? you do not know that, do you? Yeah, the basic idea of VALHALLA RISING was a inian vs vikings movie. Only, in VALHALLA RISING case, they had an intelligent director making a movie he actually cared and give a shit about and which he did his best to make the best movie he could. That's the difference. Oh so the COWBOYS VS ALIENS is based on some comic, hem? Big difference. so Orci decided to adapt a dumb idea comic for a movie. You know what they say? Stupidis as stupid does. If Bobby Orci decided to copy from dumb, he's dumb too. Bobby Orci can't get off easy just because "it's also fromt he comic". He could had chosen better, couldn't he? COWBOYS VS ALIENS, what a fucking joke!

  • April 15, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

  • The idiot only gets off worst the more they try to explain him. What a cancer this assclown is!

  • April 15, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Asi, the proof is right there on the screen

    by D.Vader

    It doesn't matter what the intention "was". What matters is what's up onscreen. Isn't that what you say when people point you in the direction of the Star Trek prequel comics that explain the backstory? My point is, up above you made a statement that suggested Valhalla Rising is an Indian vs Viking movie, and that's very misleading. Its not. Its a Viking movie that happens to have Indians in it, and onscreen they appear in only one scene (well, one and a half). That's all. The proof is onscreen. And yeah, Cowboys and Aliens is based on a comic that Orci was hired to adapt. But yes, let's still attribute all of its "dumbness" to him and not the creator. Your bias is showing.

  • April 15, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Suspension of Disbelief

    by wackybantha

    Looks like a fun popcorn movie. And Olivia Wilde is in it! I can't wait!

  • would almost be the prequel to this.

  • April 15, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    So it appears that Olivia Wilde is naked in this.

    by frank

    Guess I will be seeing it. Is she supposed to be native American though?

  • April 15, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    by Space

  • April 15, 2011, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Fuck you and your goddamned ad, carynice.

    by cutest_of_borg

    Get that shit outta here, Harry.

  • April 16, 2011, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Unhand me, you damned, dirty aliens

    by goatherdingclownhunter

    Olivia Wilde is teh h0tz0rzzz

  • April 16, 2011, 1:24 a.m. CST

    I'd see this before turdformers 3!!

    by droids22

    Should hold us over until the hobbit and dragon riders of pern, etc..

  • Three Small Pigs who build houses and a Wolf who demolishes them using only his breath is, frankly, dumb. A space station the size of a small moon that can blow up planets is, frankly, dumb. A person who lives forever by drinking the blood of the living is, frankly, dumb. A down and out hoodlum/boxer who is given a title shot at the World Heavyweight Championship is, frankly, dumb. A man who is sucked into a computer and has to fight his way out by playing real-life video games is, frankly, dumb. A story about a guy who can fly around and shoot heat lasers out of his eyes or shoot claws out of his arms is, frankly, dumb. Saying that an idea is dumb because it has gone beyond the scope of your imagination is, frankly, dumb. how can aliens and cowboys not be dumb? because I say so. I choose to believe so. because it looks cool. because I don't know the story yet, but what I've seen so far looks cool. Your strange hatred for Orci makes it seem as though he molested you as a child, or took advantage of you personally in some way. If not, then I suggest you take a valium or have a beer, because your vitriol and vehemence in this matter is bordering on the ridiculous. In other words...relax, pal. Sounds stupid you say? Stay home then, watch a documentary. I recommend the Earth series, narrated by R.Attenborough. Trying to convince people that a movie called "Cowboys versus Aliens" is stupid is ignoring the fact that these movies, action genres, are not historical documents. For that we have documentaries, cloaked docs like Citizen Kane, semi accurate real life based movies like Lawrence of Arabia, and other fare. Action movies like this owe their history to pulp magazines like Amazing Stories... I also realize that trying to drop knowledge on an individual who feels the need to hatefully argue how stupid an action adventure concept is is, frankly, dumb. of ME. I suggest you release your imagination if you are to argue points like this, or you, sir, will pay for your lack of vision. peace out.

  • April 16, 2011, 2:45 a.m. CST

    wierdo27, don't be daft.

    by AsimovLives

  • a spaceship from ana advanced civilization crashes in the old west, near a town of roughneck hard ass pioneers. Only two of the alien crew survives. Due to misunderstandings (the pioneers think the aliens are devils from hell,the aliens see the humans as litle more then feral animals), shit and death issues. The aliens would had their ship destroyed and most of their tech incapacitated or destroyed. Stuill, their portable weaponry would still give them a big advantage, not to mention otehr stuff like invisible cloking devices and such. The human's advantage would be numbers and their knowledge ofthe terrain. And still the humans would get picked one by one and killed by the dozen. Basically, PREDATOR in the old west. It would make the aliens, though small in numbers, be every dangerous due to their tecnological advance, and the humans would face them using their more primitive technology of that time but with the benefit of numbers and knowledge of terrain. And then we could had fun with the humans always considering the aliens as devils and some indian tracker thinking them spirits of the old indian religion coming back for payback, stuff like that. And the story would be told mostly form the point of view of the ignorant humans. And no spaceage braclets and that crap that's in the movie. Really, i just come up with this in just 5 minutes. how fuckinghard would that be for a writer of Holywood to do the same? But then again, this is Bobby "Mindless" Orci we are talking about. Plausablity is not just for drama and down to earth type movie,sit's for EVERYTHING. A movie like all stories needs tohave their own internal consistency and internal logic to make it make sense within itself. This COWBOYS AND ALIENS crap is just bullshit! Geekasm stupidity made just for the rule of col without any real though put into it. I really hope Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell and Olivia Wilde got a fat paycheck out of it, the only compensation they will ever get from this dreck-to-be, judging by all evidences.

  • April 16, 2011, 2:56 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    We are getting closer and closer to ASS:THE MOVIE.

  • And not the creator of the comics, or the producers who hired the screenwriters that came BEFORE Orci (like Ron Howard), or the producers that hired Orci himself, or Jon Favreau... No, no, all of it is ALL Orci's fault.

  • April 16, 2011, 3:05 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I have a bias against untalented fucks like Orci, so sue me if i have standards. Well, never buy the UK DVd of VALHALLA RISING, because then you would get a terrible case of misleading because in that cover features an army of vikings ready to go to a battle, awhile One-Eye carries a sword. As you know, there's no battle in the movie, there's no army of vikings, and One-Eye never uses a sword as a weapon. My coment above is the least you could say about "misleading" about Valhalla Rising. VALHALA RISING is in essence a vikings vs indians movie. But it's not a geekasm variation of it. It's not presented in a way that most geks would think as how a viking vs indians movie would be like. But in essence it is one. but it's so presented in such an off-beat way that you didn't evne though of it as such. That's because of both the presentation, and because we are so set up by the first part Wrath that many people fail to see that for what it is, a prelude to the main story, which is the trip. The voyage is the movie's plot, not what went before. You say that to call VALHALLA RISING viking vs indians movie to be misleading. Well, if your frame of reference is PATHFINDER or soemthing alike, then yeah, you could say that. But since i consider PATHFINDER to be a piece of shit and which is not an example for anything, i have no hungs up that migth mislead me to consider and think what's a viking vs indians movie would look like. The problem, as such, is not that VALHALLA RISING is a viking vs indian movie, but the perception of people, specially, the geekry, has of what a vikings vs indians movie would be like. Complaining about VALHALLA RISING not being a viking vs indians movie is like complaining that 2001: A SPACE ODDYSSEY is not an alien contact movie because we dont' see any aliens. Mistaking the forest for the trees.

  • April 16, 2011, 3:33 a.m. CST

    and another thing, d.vader...

    by AsimovLives

    In VALHALLA RISING, no, i don't take what the director said about his inicial conception of Eye-Eye as a indian raised among vikings to be canon. As you said it, it's not in the movie, so i don't take it into consideration in my interpretation of the movie, even with such knowledge. My interpretation of One-Eye is that he's the most badass human on Earth and also one of the smartest and most perceptive, he figure things out and is always one or two step ahead of everybody else, with only the kid finally catching up with him when he finally became his voice. My alternative character interpretation, and taking into account there seems to be an element of the supernatural in the movie, is that One-Eye is Odin reincarnated in human form. I take that from elements of the Eddas which tells that Odin lost one of his eyes and suffered excruciating torture as payment to gain infinite wisdom and the power of foresight and prophecy. There's elements of Odin in One-Eye, his eye mutilation, his prolongued enslavement and totrture as a fighting caged animal, and his ability to see and guess the future and as we later seen, see into the souls of humans. I myself am not compeltly into any of my interpretations of the mvoie, as if i would say "this is 100% of what this movie is". I don't. I left much to re-interpretation, i have no definitive answers for the movie, and that's how i like it. I love the ambiguity of the movie, i relish it. The only real clue that the director gives into his mind as how he saw his story is that the mvoei shows the progression of One-Eye from beast to god to human. And he's vague about it, he never hit an anvil with that interpretation. The movie itself is left deliberatly vague and ambiguous. Anybody can come up with their own interpretation, and each could make a very good case for it and be valid. That's the beauty of great movies like VALHALLA RISING. And even discounting all that, VALHALLA RISING is simply just a damn good badass movie. One of the top badass movie ihave seen for quite a long time. One of the few movies that really deserves to be called badass without any exageration or irony.

  • April 16, 2011, 3:34 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

  • April 16, 2011, 3:52 a.m. CST

    I'd rather be daft than a punk.

    by wierdo27

    I dunno, hoss. see the movie first, then debate. Unless you've read the script or worked on the movie, you're just bitchin' (and not like a Camaro, but like a little schoolgirl, cause you really don't know what you are talking about, do you?). And I don't know what your deal is with Orci, but I don't think anyone really gives a shit. It's making you sound...kinda weird, bro. I would leave it out of your rants. Or send him some flowers, say you're sorry and make up. I don't know - just sayin'. BTW, this ain't the first time an old western with aliens idea has been pitched. I worked on one a few years back. You act as if writers just write whatever they want, and studios just make whatever they say. You should really work in the BIZ. Might open your eyes. Not even kidding. Anyways, I've said what I had to say. Peace out, Asimov

  • April 16, 2011, 5:15 a.m. CST

    Olivia Wilde is teh h0tz0rzzz

    by goatherdingclownhunter

    Those scenes in the trailer look interesting.

  • April 16, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST

    That is my interpretation as well

    by D.Vader

    One-Eye is God come down in human form, only this time instead of God becoming Jesus, its Odin becoming One-Eye. Its a Nordic parallel to Christianity.

  • April 16, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    And again, its not a Viking vs Indian movie

    by D.Vader

    Which suggests the main conflict is Vikings vs Indians. Is a Viking movie with a few scenes of Indians in it, but that's not the main thrust. 2001, meanwhile, is all about alien contact; the entire plot is a result of alien contact.

  • April 16, 2011, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Mentioning Orci and Kurtzman in a talkback=Fucking Gold

    by conspiracy

    See what I did there? lol

  • April 17, 2011, 1:36 a.m. CST

    by JAMES S. LIAR

    looks like a good movie!!!

  • April 17, 2011, 3:01 a.m. CST

    reminds me of the 80s b-movie "Laserblast"

    by chien_sale

    You had a human having a hand alien aparatus that was using it to fight back. The thing is, by having it on, it eventualy transformed him into an evil alien

  • And Clancy Brown was in it too!

  • April 17, 2011, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Aww fuck yeah..

    by Dark Doom

    Jeeze, looks cool ... why all the fucking hate? Anyway, back in the days before the net there was a movie that got panned by all the critics, they said it terrible and a kids movie. They told us 'DON'T SEE THIS MOVIE", fuck 'em we all went. That was Star Wars, so the lesson is trolls or haters or critics don't know shit..until you see you it you don't either. I troll too, but what the fuck I try to be funny. Or snarky. When trolls are not funny does any one hear them in the forest of dreck?

  • April 18, 2011, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Here we go again...

    by riggs_and_murtaghs_love_child

    Asimov is here to educate us all on the ways of cinema and what is good and bad before it is even released. Remember, were all dumb sheep who cannot formulate our own opinions, so Asimov is here to make sure we are armed with knowledge. Also remember, that no matter what different view you give, YOU ARE WRONG, and always will be. Come all ye sheep, and join the legions of those who know so much about movies, that they know when movies are gonna suck, even though they have not yet seen it! Because you see my fellow idiots, Asimov has such a love of movies, that his views and opinions mean wayyyy more than ours. Excuse me while I climb out of this crock of SHIT I have fallen into here.

  • April 18, 2011, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Oh and yea Asimov, Orci....

    by riggs_and_murtaghs_love_child

    Cannot even come up with his own ideas, he has to borrow someone the Nolan's did with a little character called BATMAN. Go ahead, tell me it's "different", I am sure you will. Only problem is, with your statement, it's NO different.

  • April 18, 2011, 9:39 p.m. CST

    WTF kind of creature is Olivia Wilde.

    by Henri Pouper

    Seriously folks, a woman that fine is once in like two or three generations. She plays her cards right, she could easily parlay that shit into hundreds of millions of dollars. Just stay away from porn and stop dating hipsters like Justin Timberlake, he is small potatoes compared to what she could be dating. If I was that smokin' hot, I'd be so set for life.

  • April 19, 2011, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Oh and Asimov.....

    by riggs_and_murtaghs_love_child

    The title is NOT Orci's creation, you hate the title? Talk to the creator of the comic, not the writer ADAPTING the work. Get your facts straight before you blindly attack someone. Your ignorant statement just shows when it comes to people you hate, facts are irrelevant.

  • April 19, 2011, 11:54 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    My deal with Orci boy is thathe's a stupid cunt that wrote some of the worst, stupidiest movies made in the last 10 years. And then he comes in here all smug and has the dare to state that the people in here are not intelligent enough to understand his movies. Stupid, untalented and smug. What a guy! The fucker can go get fucked, thank you very much.

  • April 19, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Yeah! It's good to nkow that somebody else also took that (possible) interpretation of VALHALLA RISING. But the movie works both ways for me, both as Odin On Earth and Extreme Badass Viking Ends Up in America. God, i love that movie!! LOOOVE IT!!!

  • April 19, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Well, the main physuical conflict is the vikings vs indians, it's the indians who pick them off one by one, guerrilla style. The moral and psychological fight, however, is another matter. I think what is confusing you with my description is that VALHALLA RISING tells it's story in such an oblique way that the main plot almost becames a mute point. Buit vonsider this: imagine this movie if it had not been told by Renf's style and had not focures so much on the spiritual elements of the story, and you would get a pretty normal story of a bunhc of vikings going to the americas and dealing with hostile indians. It is in many ways a Viking Vs Indian movies, only not told in the way most would expect. Which is part of it's awesomeness.

  • April 19, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    "And I call bullshit on One-Eye being indian" Me too. and so does the director himself. It was one of his first notions when he wrote the inicial scripts, which told a more conventional story. And the casting of the very nord looking Mads Mikkelsen threw that out of the window. But it's an interesting curio trivia to understand the mindset of the filmmakers as they were developing the story. It's clear they always wanted an odd-man-out kind of character for One-Eye, and it started as a prety much plain justificationand evolved into what people like me and D.Vader can interpret him as Odin, the great pagan god, as reincarnated as a man on Earth. The movie does make a whole point about being a story about the pagans at the end of the world. And there's two types of pagans and ends of the worlds in the movie: the viking pagans at the top north of norway and the indian pagans at the americas.

  • April 19, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    "It has naked Olvia Wilde in it too"

    by AsimovLives

    Dream on! We wish it, we are not getting it. "It has cowboys. It has aliens. How in God's name can people bitch?" Very easily: if done stupidly. Which seems this movie has in spades, stupidity, the usual stock of Orci's trade.

  • April 19, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I have THE BURROWERS, but havne't seen it yet. You convinced me that i should check it out for sure. And yeah, Clancy Brown as a badass cowboy, what's not to love?

  • April 19, 2011, 4:13 p.m. CST

    riggs_and_murtaghs_love_child, don't be daft.

    by AsimovLives

  • April 20, 2011, 8:39 a.m. CST

    riggs_and_murtaghs_love_child, don't be daft.

    by riggs_and_murtaghs_love_child

    LOL...that's your response? Thank you for proving me right. I have noticed when anyone makes a point you really cannot debate, you just give a pointless response, or none at all. Good work. At this point any other response you give holds no meaning, your first reply says it all. Keep it up though, your entertaining at the very least.