surprisingly, really, really good,
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This review is from: Cowboys & Aliens [DVD] (DVD)
OK I admit, when I hired this film I thought it would be a bit of a hoot - I mean the title - wonderful right ?
Actually it is a surprisingly fantastic mash up of two entirely - one might say weirdly disparate - genres. But it is played absolutely straight as an action movie in both genres.
It should not work, it was impossible that it would work, but you know what, it does work. It has emotional resonance, action, science fiction, western genre values, and characters you really care about. Plus of course saving the future of the planet from aliens who are themselves a mash up of alien and predator, and, quite nasty !
The director, and the actors, were given a really odd brief, they could have camped it up, and smirked, but no, they pulled it off, absolutely consummate professionals.