Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Cowboys and Aliens trailer
Okay, perhaps it is more like Iron Man than I first thought.
This is the part where I link to the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBKU9WU_wLo
Daniel Craig plays a mysterious loner who awakes with no recollection of any events past - that, and an awesome alien-tech gauntlet attached to his left wrist. And then it's revealed that Harrison Ford's character has been hunting for him.
When I'm reading a synopsis for any film, they usually have my 100% interest upon first mention of "Harrison Ford".
And who am I kidding? James Bond and Indiana Jones, as cowboys, fighting off attackers from outer space? Especially since Ford's other most famous role was that of the definitive "space cowboy".
If this trailer is anything to go by, we'd better giddy up for a good time. Harrison Ford's attempt at a cowboy drawl is hilarious, but also really cool. The whole movie looks like a ridiculously enjoyable romp. And lord knows we deserve a better sci-fi western than "Jonah Hex". Or "Wild Wild West". I'm sure that one is still giving Kenneth Branagh nightmares. And giving Will Smith nightmares. And Salma Hayek too.
If there's anything that makes riper cinematic fodder than east-meets-west, it's old-meets-new.
Posted by Jedd Jong at 5:25 PM