July 30, 2011, 1:14 a.m. CST
There can be no real creativity because the money men want to ensure that anything resembling originality is squashed and instead replaced with high concept shit like Cowboy's and Alien's. I hope this fucking bombs. Same thing with that rancid piece of shit Battleship.
July 30, 2011, 1:22 a.m. CST
July 30, 2011, 1:36 a.m. CST
Last movie of a crowded but fun summer of movies.
July 30, 2011, 1:37 a.m. CST
Seriously, there are so many grammar errors, wrong words, and nonsensical phrasings, I thought I was developing dyslexia!
July 30, 2011, 1:42 a.m. CST
by golden tribw
I'm amazed you got both first and second posts since it took you five minutes to catch it.
July 30, 2011, 2:07 a.m. CST
... crafting movies seems so much fantastical and awesome. I respect these filmmakers.
July 30, 2011, 2:56 a.m. CST
July 30, 2011, 2:57 a.m. CST
ALIEN 3 does not 'show them swimming' - that was ALIEN RESURRECTION. Favreau you want to pretend you're down with the geeks - you need to get shit like that right fatboy!
July 30, 2011, 3:44 a.m. CST
by Col. Tigh-Fighter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B3moWiI_J4 Looks shit actually. But should still have posted it AICN.
July 30, 2011, 4:42 a.m. CST
by doom master
i was not impressed by this mashup. its nice that its finally done so we can all get a taste of what its like, but now i know why it was never done in the first place.... Please move on to something else, sir. All you managed to do was make Ford look older and more tired than he already looks....
July 30, 2011, 4:59 a.m. CST
Seriously old news, dude. That came out Wednesday. The news is so old it's been pushed off the front page.
July 30, 2011, 5:01 a.m. CST
Many references to OTHER Western and Sci-Fi movies from the roster of COWBOYS & ALIENS' team paraded through AICN. What's missing from all these interviews was the a simple, "I wanted to tell this story because...". Yep, you need that, somewhere. If not, at least do some Project Bluebook or old West research in libraries instead of watching other flicks. Go to the source for the riches. Reading Favreau's (earnest) comments make the C&W endeavor seem like a massive juggling of big talent. Fine, but you're thirsting for one huge 'MEH' with, "I'm in it for the money" (Ford) and, "...your first job is to sell popcorn." (Favreau). Filler.
July 30, 2011, 5:23 a.m. CST
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_3-D_films Are these cameras all gone, or is it just a matter of C&A needing multiple cameras for multiple units with modern video tap, remote focus and such?
July 30, 2011, 8:13 a.m. CST
The guy is a geek through and through. He has a wonderful sincere enthusiasm for what he does and he's a huge movie fan himself. (And I get the sense, of ALL types of movies, not just superheroes or sci-fi) He's always very open and friendly in interviews and gives articulate, thoughtful, funny, self-effacing answers. His response on the hiring of Harrison Ford was incredibly honest - not something you usually get from a big ticket director. Hey, I like this guy. I would love to work with him myself and whether or not C&A is his best or not, I know 9 out of 10 times a guy this in love with movies and this excited about what he does (much like the Beard himself) will make great entertainment. There's nothing cynical in Favreau, he is making movies he wants to see himself, which is all we can ask. So...yeah, I disagree with all the experienced filmmakers on this talkback who are spewing venom at him.
July 30, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST
by Col. Tigh-Fighter
Ahh thanks. im used to them not posting stuff until out for ages. I couldnt see it on the page. It cant have been commented on much either. What a crap looking trailer. This however looks quite interesting. Empire gave it 4/5 and they;re usually closer ton what I like than they do here. Attack the Block is a resounding Ok. I like it, and its inventive, but its not the best film of the year by a long shot
July 30, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST
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July 30, 2011, 2:02 p.m. CST
When you can feel Lucas' infantile smearings all over it.
July 30, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST
July 30, 2011, 2:54 p.m. CST
by Andrew Coleman
You guys are bitching now about people liking their movies in interviews? Like haven't you guys grown tired of being bitter all of the time? Holy shit... If you don't like this movie because "It doesn't make sense" or you need it explained to you... Then you should probably never watch any movie ever again. Holy shit you people are fucked up. Get some help and get a therapist. I mean mad about an interview... This site and the angry losers who post here is a joke. If someone can tell me where real movie fans and nerds went I'd be thankful. Because AICN now seems dominated by bitter losers.
July 30, 2011, 3:10 p.m. CST
July 30, 2011, 3:10 p.m. CST
Amen, Brother. A-fucking-men.
July 30, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST
20 years of the greatest cat in history. Genetical masterpiece he was. We were Calvin and Hobbs. I'm literally losing half of my fucking soul today. I just want you all to know that you are going to bear the brunt of my pain manifest as the most scathing and horrendous talkbacks ever directed randomly at strangers. There are sounds that I make because of a symbiotic relationship with this beast over the last 20 years. Expressions that derive from this beast. I'm still here and so is he. But damn. Does it have to suck this bad? Please attack me with retarded trolling comments. Say something ludicrous and infuriating quick! This sucks so fucking bad.
July 30, 2011, 3:23 p.m. CST
Had a cat named Murphy for 20 years - toughest funniest little motherfucker and a good friend - put him down last year. I know all too well.
July 30, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST
I'll love you forever for 2 full hours of forgetting today
July 30, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST
blandness is bank because it always leaves the masses full and wanting more at the same time.
July 30, 2011, 4:46 p.m. CST
Awesome debut episode!! Better than the '80s series?? I think so.
July 30, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST
Liked it, but can't escape the disappointment that I wanted to do more than just like it. Actually, by the end of the film, what I really wanted to see was a sequel that was just a straight-up western with the same characters dealing with the boom town and rail barons. That would be fasnciating stuff. Just the one conversation between Ford and Carradine's characters at the end hinted out how cool it would be to return to those characters. Alas, it's something we will never see.
July 30, 2011, 9:20 p.m. CST
I was quite satisfied and definitely got my $7.50 worth. Enjoyed the performances by a great cast, nice location cinematography, terrific production design and costumes. The two hours just flew by for me. It was very much what I'd hoped it would be.
July 30, 2011, 10:12 p.m. CST
July 30, 2011, 10:23 p.m. CST
by Anthony Torchia
I HATE CLOWNS! They are pointless and evil and stupid and I hate every smarmy wink, every false tear, every fake stumble. KILL THEM ALL! KILL THE FUCKING CLOWNS!
July 30, 2011, 11:59 p.m. CST
classic first post.
July 31, 2011, 12:15 a.m. CST
THAT'S gotta hurt. Fanboy gotta boo-boo on his owie.
July 31, 2011, 2:55 a.m. CST
When you're calling something COWBOYS & ALIENS, to cue the SNAKES ON A PLANE-type audiences, you can't expect a mad rush for tickets, can you? Sure, it was trying to riff on ''Cowboys & Indians'', but even some B-level thematic name like WEST WARS or RANGE RAIDERS or THE SKY DEVILS would have helped immensely. I don't think C&A will tank entirely, but considering the talent involved, this isn't going to be good for any of them. Which is a bummer, because even a ''popcorn selling'' Favreau effort deserves better.
July 31, 2011, 5:15 a.m. CST
*Providing that we all gave amazing kiss ass reviews before hand........
July 31, 2011, 5:44 a.m. CST
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July 31, 2011, 10:02 a.m. CST
Need to stop getting work in the 'wood. Seriously.
July 31, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST
on a hemorrhoid pad. Seriously. This thing wasn't even screened for real critics. (Yeah, yeah, I know. Capone gets paid, yadda-yadda. Spare me.) They thought AICN could save it? THE SMURFS, dude. THE SMURFS! And, please, where's the Captain America obit? Considering its second-week competition was D.O.A., is anybody really gonna claim the bronze medal is some kind of sign of success for that thing? Let's all mob together with some candles and hand-made posters and have a huddling weep-fest for Fanboy Nation. Gone too soon, and even Amy Frickin' Winehouse got more tears.
July 31, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST
Cowboys and Aliens could only make five cents, it'd still be an awesome movie. I have nothing but a heap of praise and a little bit of complaints for it. The praise outweighs the complaints a whole lot, though. I really did love every moment of it.
July 31, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST
It was great! It was a western with aliens and Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig with Jon Favreau directing. I loved it. Who gives if it wasn't explained in microscopic, crappy expositon scene detail. It avoided all that and just said they're here from another world for gold. That's all that needed to be said. Just don't over think it and enjoy it. That's what I did, and its one of my favorite movies of the year!
July 31, 2011, 3:24 p.m. CST
Aug. 1, 2011, 8:10 a.m. CST
Great cast, a good colelction of character which any good writer and director could go to town with. and all wasted in this stupid usless alien bullshit. And as the Orci guy himself said, the alien bullshit exists so they could make a western to be acceptable to today's audiences. Because, like, they alos put aliens in TRUE GRIT to make it palatable to today's audiences, right? Jesus, how can people be this gullible to such cynical studio moviemaking?