ApunKaChoice.com
site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Article » Cowboys & Aliens - Movie Review
 

Cowboys & Aliens - Movie Review

Movie Review - Cowboys & Aliens is disappointing
By Pankit Narang
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 20:33:07 GMT
 

Cowboys & Aliens - Movie Review
The ApunKaChoice movie review of Cowboys & Aliens. When you saw the trailer of Cowboys & Aliens, you must have thought that it is going to be one cracker of a movie… I thought the same! After all, the story rides on such a unique concept - cowboys fighting it out with the aliens! But unfortunately, the movie fails to deliver!

The movie revolves around a man (Daniel Craig…we will reveal his character’s name later; you will understand why so) who wakes up with an injury in the middle of a Mexican desert, without any memory and a strange bracelet around his wrist! While trying to figure out things, he reaches the nearest town called Absolution. Somehow, he gets involved in a fight with the local rich man’s son, Percy (played by Paul Dano). He (Daniel Craig) is then arrested by the local sheriff, because, although he has lost his memory, he is the most wanted criminal of the town by the name of Jake Lonegran! (Now you know why we didn’t reveal his name earlier!)

Then there is a mysterious girl Ella (played by Olivia Wilde), who helped the local sheriff in capturing Jake. The rich man’s son Percy is also arrested by the sheriff. Following which Percy’s father, the rich man, Colonel Dolarhyde (played by Harrison Ford) comes to the scene to teach the sheriff a lesson for arresting his son; and also take Jake’s case since Jake stole his (Dolarhyde’s) bullion. But the sudden arrival of space ships, followed by abduction of people from the town by the aliens, nullifies Dolarhyde’s plan.

What comes to their rescue is Jake’s bracelet, as he learns to use it as a weapon and destroys a spaceship (though the alien manages to flee). Slowly and steadily, Jake and Dolarhyde mend their differences and shake hands and decide to fight against the aliens and get back their abducted natives.

The problem here is not the concept of the movie, but the treatment given to the script. Jon Favreau’s direction fails to captivate the viewer’s attention for a long time span. Though the movie starts off well, with all the mystery surrounding Jake, the way the story unfolds doesn’t leave you much impressed. There are too many strange happenings in the film which somehow make the movie a tough one to grasp! Also, Jon Favreau takes too long to reveal the real identity of Jake. The reason for the aliens attacking the Mexican desert, also, does not leave you in a state of thrill (which it should have).

SPOILER ALERT… Ella turning out to be a non-human is perhaps the only element of the script that leaves an impact upon you.

Speaking about the performances by the actors, our very own James Bond, Daniel Craig (as Jake Lonegran), gives us a great performance as the quickgun but stoic protagonist. Daniel’s show is perhaps the only saviour of this lifeless film. Though Harrison Ford (as Colonel Woodrow Dolarhyde) is the second lead, he does total justice to his character. Olivia Wilde (as Ella) looks stunningly beautiful but has little to offer to the script. Adam Beach (as one of the native Indians who help Jake retain his lost memory) impressed us with his performance.

The background score by Harry Gregson-Williams is an exciting one. After watching the trailer itself one realises that whatever be the case, the background score will not be disappointing.

Over all Cowboys & Aliens is a below par movie and a waste of a unique concept. The movie will not catch anyone’s attention: neither the cowboys’ nor the aliens’!

Just for Daniel’s great performance, we give half-a-star extra and give Cowboys & Aliens 2 stars out of 5!

Rating: 2 stars out of 5
Khap - Movie Review
 
Style Check - Anushka Sharma, Diya Mirza and Shraddha Kapoor at Vogue Beauty Awards
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Ender's Game: Human race in danger!
Ender's Game: Human race in danger!
Movie Review: 'Rush' pumps up the adrenaline
Movie Review: 'Rush' pumps up the adrenaline
Mila Kunis and Olivia Wilde dazzle at Toronto International Film Festival
Mila Kunis and Olivia Wilde dazzle at Toronto International Film Festival
Video: Liam Hemsworth shows off his washboard abs in ‘Paranoia’
Video: Liam Hemsworth shows off his washboard abs in ‘Paranoia’
Tags :
,
,
comments powered by Disqus


 
Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Poonam Pandey | Sherlyn Chopra | Alia Bhatt | New Hindi Movies

Photo Galleries 

Pix: Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah, Sonakshi Sinha at Salman Khan’s Eid Party

Unmissable: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ trailer

Nani at ‘Janda Pai Kapiraju’ presser

Spotted: Hrithik Roshan, Kunal Kapoor at PVR

Akshay Kumar, Tamannaah promote ‘Entertainment’ on ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7’

Amitabh Bachchan launches Shekhar Ravjiani’s Hanuman Chalisa

Shatrughan Sinha, Ravi Kishan attend Anup Jalota’s birthday bash

'Raja Natwarlal' song: Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick’s monsoon romance in 'Tere Hoke Rahenge'
Wallpapers 

Bang Bang Wallpapers

Huma Qureshi Wallpapers

Entertainment Wallpapers

Kick Wallpapers

Raja Natwarlal Wallpapers

Priyanka Chopra Wallpapers
Hot Celebrities 

Ileana

Priyanka Chopra

Poonam Pandey
New Movies 

Kick

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Hate Story 2
Videos 

Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif in Bang Bang teaser

Action-packed 'Singham Returns' trailer

Deepika, Arjun, Dimple, Pankaj and Naseeruddin in 'Finding Fanny' trailer

Emraan Hashmi as a conman in ‘Raja Natwarlal’ trailer

Akshay Kumar versus dog in ‘It's Entertainment’ trailer

Akshay Kumar, Tamannaah groove to song ‘Veerey Di Wedding’


Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor