1873, Arizona Territory: A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution where the people don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde. Suddenly Absolution is attacked by marauders from the sky. Now, the stra...more
1873, Arizona Territory: A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution where the people don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde. Suddenly Absolution is attacked by marauders from the sky. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. This gunslinger realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. less
“An intriguing first half followed by an extremely uninspiring climax. Saved by its compelling background score and Harrison Ford's outstanding performance cowboy-alien saga is a one-time watch.”
Whats the recipe for the bestest hollywood action movie ever? Cowboys fighting Aliens. This even beats Aliens fighting Predator. The problem is that though the concept was fresh, the script that was demanded was never achieved. All that the audience gets is candy flossed garbage.
Jake, Daniel Craig, has lost his memory and wakes up with a bracelet attached to his wrist. He comes across a town where he finds that he is a wanted man. A mysterious woman by the name of Ella (Olivia Wilde) is stalking Jake for mysterious reasons. The person who's gold Jake has stolen (Harrison Ford) is out to get Jake's blood. Amongst all this there is an alien abduction to add to the mix. Only Jake's bracelet is powerful enough to fight the aliens. But will it be enough?
The movie starts of really well the screenplay is helluva gripping and engrossing. But close to the half of the movie it just becomes outright silly and there on it becomes a comedy film. I was bemused if the writers finished the script and screenplay in a hurry. It was almost as though they did not think it through or just brainstormed the idea in one night. The disappointing second half leaves a bad taste in your mouth. The effects are pretty nice and considering that the movie had a decent budget, the VFX do justice. Its the script and screenplay that fail the movie.
The actors Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford have nothing different to offer other than star value. They have good screen presence and that adds to the movie. Olivia Wilde has a weird character to play and I don't know what convinced her to play this character.
Coming from Jon Favreau, the director of Iron Man, I had huge expectations from this movie. I was left disappointed by the lackluster handling that this movie was given. The movie suffers because of its story and hence the story telling was very blurred.
Reasons to watch: 1) Cowboys fighting aliens
Reasons to skip: 1) Holly wood ka rajnikanth 2) Silly script and screenplay 3) lackluster handling of the already weak plot.