This year will likely debut a pile of superhero movies. Thor, Captain America, X-Men: First Class. All of them look interesting. All of them look like fun.
And you know what? Jon Favreau’s Cowboys And Aliens is beginning to look like the cream of the summer blockbuster crop. The first trailer looked like fun. The new trailer looks like the fucking balls. Based on the 2006 graphic novel, it’s about… well, cowboys and aliens. It’s the simplest of plots. It’s got a beast of a cast — Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Clancy Brown, Paul Dano, Keith Carradine, Adam Beach, and Walton Goggins.
Watch the trailer.
I don’t know if anyone can do steely-eyed badass quite like Daniel Craig, and Harrison Ford looks more alive than he has in years. When we posted the first trailer, I said that I don’t know if it’ll be a great movie, but it sure as hell is a great trailer. That holds true here as well. I like that there’s still no shots of the actual aliens, and only fleeting glimpses of the ships. That they use those weird tethers to kidnap people, instead of beams of light or some such? I kind of like it.
Honestly? I kind of like everything I’m seeing.
Only one question remains: Will Sam Rockwell dance?