Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cowboys and Aliens

The cowboys fight for their lives in an event film for summer 2011 that crosses the classic Western with the alien-invasion movie in a blazingly original way: ?Cowboys & Aliens?.

We sweltered in the Valley View High School gym for a worthy charity event last evening and then sought relief in the air conditioned Malco Theatre for a showing of Cowboys and Aliens.

Besides being a fun ride – just like summer action movies are supposed to be – it was, for us, a movie about a dog.

There’s a dog – he looks like an Aussie – who shows up in the opening scene and follows the main character around through the movie. We love Aussies, so our eyes were on the dog pretty much every time he showed up.

A friend opined it was the worst movie she’s seen in years. I thought it was in danger of going off the rails of credulity a few times, but if you just switch off your critical impulses and go with it, you can have a good time.

And Harrison Ford, who turned 69 on July 13 (hey, his birthday is a day before mine, albeit three years earlier), proves that an old guy can still be an action hero.

(Harrison Ford is also a Ford dealership in Wellington, Ohio.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am glad you enjoyed the movie. i did think it was the worst movie I had seen in years, but I might have enjoyed it more had we not gone to the midnight showing. I did think the dog was by far the most entertaining part of the movie.