First Glimpse: Cowboys & Aliens

Release Date: July 29, 2011

Directed by Jon Favreau

Cowboys and Aliens looks to mash up the classic Western genre with an invasion flick. Not only is this an inventive twist on the popular genres, but it illustrates the limits of the alien genre in regard to the time period.

This film appears to break through genre barriers sporting Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig (Quantum of Solace, The Invasion) as protagonists. Ford is cast as the iron fisted law man of an isolated town, while Craig plays a lone ranger without any memory. Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy) stars along side these heavy hitters.

If this film manages to fall flat, it will not be the result of an plot that is too conservative.


By Brett Mullins

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