Cowboys and Aliens

Look — I’ve watched a fair number of mediocre westerns with my dad before, and this was another of them, just a little bit stranger. Not stranger enough to be honest. It over commits to being a western, and never properly embraces the crazy possibilities of there also being aliens. It was boring. There are a lot of ways that a movie about cowboys and aliens could fuck up, but it takes a spectacular lack of vision to wind up being boring. It’s a shame, because I like the cast, and I like Jon Favreau, and I like the concept of this movie, but the execution wasn’t any fun, or really much of anything, just a bummer of wasted potential. If you want to a really good movie with cowboys and aliens go rewatch Toy Story, and ignore that this thing even exists.

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