Cowboys And Aliens sounds like such a ridiculous, silly, gimmick movie. Adapted from a 2006 graphic novel created by Scott Rosenberg and drawn by Fred Van Lente (who has done some outstanding work in the Marvel Zombies series) and Andrew Foley, it’s the kind of goofy-assed premise (aliens land in the Wild West) that seems better suited to a production by The Asylum than a major motion picture.
But when you look at the talent involved, you gotta think, “hmm…” Directed by Jon Favreau, and starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell, and Paul Dano? Throw in OIivia Wilde for eye candy, and you’ve got yourself a monster of a picture right there. Assuming that Ford can wake the fuck up and act himself into a performance that you give a shit about (as Dustin once brilliantly said, “Ford has only two speeds: 1) Asleep, and 2) GET OFF MY PLANE), it’s got some serious potential.
Now we’ve got the first poster for the film, and it looks… well, you can clearly see where at least some of its influence is going come from.:
I mean, it’s not just me, right?