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Old 11-19-2010, 02:19 PM   #1
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Cowboys and Aliens

This looks... awesome.

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Old 11-19-2010, 02:31 PM   #2
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That... looks as retarded as the Cowboys vs Ninjas movie...
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Old 11-19-2010, 02:34 PM   #3
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That... looks as retarded as the Cowboys vs Ninjas movie...

HEY! That imo, looks like an awesome B movie.
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:08 PM   #4
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I agree with Taure. It looks pretty awesome.
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:27 PM   #5
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HEY! That imo, looks like an awesome B movie.
You probably thought Halo was a good story, too. >_>
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:43 PM   #6
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Even if the premise is ridiculous, Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford and James Bond and most importantly Olivia Wilde means I'm gonna check this movie out.
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...and most importantly Olivia Wilde means I'm gonna check this movie out.
As good a reason as any other I should think.

Can't be any worse than the average alien invasion movie.
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Old 11-19-2010, 04:33 PM   #8
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I'm a fan of Weird West and Steampunk, plus the cast is killer, so it looks like about 3 different grades of win. Definite see for me.
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Old 11-19-2010, 04:35 PM   #9
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Looks like it'd be entertaining, at the very least.

I want that gauntlet on Daniel Craig's character's arm. I WANT IT NAO
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:12 PM   #10
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Got to say, this does look pretty awesome.

This, on the other hand...
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That... looks as retarded as the Cowboys vs Ninjas movie...
"Ninjas. Damn." :awesome
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:39 PM   #11
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"Ninjas. Damn." :awesome
Sad sad saaaaad that this is the best part of that trailer.

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Looks like it'd be entertaining, at the very least.

I want that gauntlet on Daniel Craig's character's arm. I WANT IT NAO
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:36 PM   #12
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You probably thought Halo was a good story, too. >_>
I thought Halo had a good storyline. Well, Halo 1 at least. Never played the rest.

Also, this movie could be either really bad, or really good. I'll be waiting for reviews before I decide whether to watch it or not.
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:42 AM   #13
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I will watch it, but probably on DVD not in the cinema.

By the way, it seems that this movie has a quite interesting story behind it:

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Decades ago Scott Rosenberg was faking interest in his comic book Cowboys & Aliens, trying to get it made as a film – despite the comic book not actually existing. All he had was a cool cover and a cool name. He made a splash on the cover of Variety and spent the next years trying to get the movie made, through a variety of studios. Eventually, with his Platinum Studios publisher, he got a bunch of people to actually write and draw the comic as a graphic novel (inlcuding Fred Van Lente) and then published it, in the hope of making it happen for real this time.

And as part of that venture he tried to game the system. Giving cheques to the bigger comic book shops of the day, if they would order thousands of the graphic novel in question. The cheques would cover the amount it would cost to order them, plus a bit extra on top. These comic shops complied, sold the already-below-cost 115 page $3.99 graphic novel for 50c, or free with any comic, or just free if you walk in, to help shift the thousands they had, and it worked. They reported the sales, Entertainment Weekly called Cowboys & Aliens the number one graphic novel of the week, and they made a splash.

However my investigation of this at the time deprived them of one thing they really wanted, Diamond Comics Distributors calling them the number one best selling graphic novel of the month.

They’d persuaded Top Cow to list the title under the Image section (by way of another cheque) – as a brokered publisher, Image could declare that Cowboys & Aliens was a graphic novel for the sake of the charts, even though at $3.99 it fell under the price point of $9.99 that Diamond usually demanded to be counted as a graphic novel.

If they had tried this refunded-costs promotion through Diamond, paying for certain stores to receive Cowboys & Aliens for free, those numbers would not have been counted in the charts. But by just giving a cheque to the stores, they would be, and would count as full price sales. When Diamond people read my Lying In The Gutters column at the time, they decided not to count the excess orders paid for by Platinum, and instead declared that it was the twelfth best seller.

But it was enough to make the difference. Platinum sold Cowboys & Aliens as a movie starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, directed by Jon Favreau. They did it. Job done.

And in an ironic twist – those tens of thousands of extra four dollar Cowboys & Aliens that were printed and ordered by these shops – the ones that they had to give away for free they had so many…

Well, actually now selling for up to $36 on eBay. Ten times the cover price. You know, I once saw a street refuse container full of them.
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:00 PM   #14
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Both Cowboys and Aliens and Cowboys and Ninjas look awesome. 8D
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"Well, actually now selling for up to $36 on eBay. Ten times the cover price. You know, I once saw a street refuse container full of them."
Heh, nice zinger at the end of the article.
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The concept? Retarded. Blatantly retarded.

The explanation they are invariably going to give for aliens abducting cowboys and giving them the weapons needed to shoot down their ships? Likely something far beyond retarded.

What this movie looks like it's going to be? Fucking awesome.

Seriously, I'm going to see this the day it comes out.

also, Halo's storyline is great, unless you think about it for more than 30 seconds.
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Cowboys and Aliens will be awesome. I geeked hard when I saw the trailer at Deathly Hallows.

It's kinda funny that this will be the first western I've actively gone to see (discounting An American Tail: Fieval Goes West).
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So, it's out now, or preview screenings at least. Went to see it tonight, and I was a little underwhelmed if I'm honest. I wasn't expecting a deep and meaningful drama, but I was expecting something a little more entertaining than I got. It's just a little dull for a lot of the film. The gauntlet is too powerful and used too early, so there isn't a great deal of tension for the most part. Funny though, especially when Harrison Ford is offering manful advice :awesome The aliens are pretty creepy too.

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Sad sad saaaaad that this is the best part of that trailer.
It's not in the (really, really, really awful) film
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Yeah, I saw it a week ago. Film's average really. I found the storyline to be pretty shit, but the cast definitely carried it through the worst parts.

Some of the twists were really fucking obvious, and the ending was meh.

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The thing that really got me were all the little inconsistencies. Such as the fight scene near the end outside the ship. They rode in there with about 30 people, and in the first few seconds, about 10 people were killed, but then suddenly and inexplicably no one else died, despite absolutely no changes in tactics.


I'd give it a 6.5/10 for the cast carrying the plot. At no point did I feel like I wanted to leave, or overly bored, but also at no point did I feel particularly excited about the film.
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You all expected way too much. I went in expecting cowboys fighting aliens. That's what I got. The fact that there was a half assed plot attached was just a bonus.
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