Cowboys and Aliens Primeres Tomorrow

Well, the time has finally come. A year ago we first learned about the film Cowboys and Aliens at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con. Tomorrow it’s going to premiere.

I’m fully braced for this film to completely suck, given Hollywood’s predisposition for making atrocious Steampunk movies. But glimmers of hope still do peak through… Harrison Ford very rarely makes a bad movie, and, perhaps they’ve learned their lesson after the considerable success of the recent Sherlock Holmes film with Robert Downey Jr. In case you’ve been living under a rock (or don’t have a TV like myself) here’s the trailer for Cowboys and Aliens.

For better or for worse, I’m planning to see this sometime over the weekend. If I can wrap my brain around the idea, I may post a review. I sincerely do hope that it’s going to be good, however. Last year’s summer Steampunk film, Jonah Hex, was just terrible.

5 comments on “Cowboys and Aliens Primeres Tomorrow

  1. Kevin Mowrer says:

    I’m seeing it this evening as well and hope for the best. Stories within genres have general similarities that tend to shape the themes and narratives. Sci-fi has largely been recognized as being a canvas for dramatizing metaphorical societal ills. Steampunk generally is outsider fiction, stories of individuals triumphing in spite of being overlooked or denied by the larger society. It will be interesting to see which one C&A falls within or if this is a genre blender…or neither.

  2. Larry says:

    All of the reviews are positive. Including the unofficial word on the street. Steampunk Illumination Society in Dallas is going together dressed in Steampunk this Sunday. I’ll post comments on my thoughts that evening.

  3. Larry says:

    Great movie! I loved it. Not campy. There were moments that were funny but when they should be. Lot’s of excitement and good old fashioned action. I highly recommend it.

  4. jazzymimi says:

    I’m not usually a movie person…especially when it comes to Western-ish films, but I actually enjoyed it. It’s like a good mixed drink. You could serve it to anyone and they’d be willing have another.

  5. Kevin Mowrer says:

    Really took the right amount of time with good character development and had a lot of fun with the subject. Thoroughly enjoyed it on lots of levels.

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