In a year when there are possibly more comic book movies coming out than in any year before, I never would have thought that Cowboys And Aliens would be the one I’d be the most excited about. And yet, here we are. I suppose I shouldn’t be too surprised — when you consider that the best comic book movies of the last few years were directed by either Christopher Nolan or Jon Favreau, I suppose Favreau’s film should have garnered more anticipation than when it was originally announced.
Basically, it just looks flat-out cool. Despite his limited range, I’m a fan of Daniel Craig. He’s one of the few Bonds who looks like a legitimately dangerous human being, and frankly, he’s got the right amount of swagger and steely-eyed stare to make for a solid cowboy. It’s got Harrison Ford, finally giving us a reason to like Harrison Ford again (mother of God, has he been on a shit streak or what?). It’s got the better Olivia. It’s even Sam Rockwell, Adam Beach, Paul Dano and Clancy Brown. What the hell’s there not to like?
Watch this new trailer, and you’ll see.
I love that last line by Ford.