I avoided seeing Cowboys And Aliens due to friends saying avoid it, mixed reviews, poor marketing and suspiciously poor box-office.
But with names attached to it such as Jon Favreau, Spielberg and Harrison Ford I finally caved and decided to make up my own mind.
How could anybody mess up an idea of cowboys (and indians) fighting aliens?! It Should have been a future cult classic!
But it managed to have so much wrong with it that it ends up being below average.
Between the story and screenplay, 7 cooks are attached to this broth and as we all know, too many cooks.....
There are far too many characters all fighting to get their own back-stories and this takes away from the basic premise of Cowboys and Aliens.
Daniel Craig gives us one of the dullest leading men in cinema history. Craigs fine, but his performance in CAA is so dull! Also his head appears to be getting swallowed by his absolutely massive cowboy hat.
Harrison Ford was great in the film playing an old crank, something that comes easy to him these days.
The Aliens and their ships are quite well designed, but there is so little of them on screen for most of the film, it feels like you're watching an average western. Maybe its the extended cut I seen on Blu Ray that was padded out with so many dialogue scenes, but I got quite bored by the film and even when the aliens do arrive, its in small doses and I still feel director Jon Favreau poorly handles action scenes and makes them unexciting.
Blu Ray as expected looks and sounds fantastic, and its not a bad film, there are fun moments and a likeable cast, but this film could have been so much more. With a tighter script it could have been better.
Even the Blu ray cover is achingly dull.