Cowboys and Aliens: Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 2:29.1

I've Heard of Iron Horses, but Iron Dragonflies?: Daniel Craid and Harrison Ford (way, way back there) undergo future shock in COWBOYS AND ALIENS.
I've Heard of Iron Horses, but Iron Dragonflies?: Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford (way, way back there) undergo future shock in COWBOYS AND ALIENS.

It’s genre-meets-genre at your local multiplex, and not since Gene Autry faced down an advanced, subterranean civilization in PHANTOM EMPIRE has the American west faced such daunting enemies as are encountered in COWBOYS AND ALIENS. With Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig bringing steely resolve to their roles as bitter foes forced to set aside differences in order to ward off an impending invasion of vicious, and quite greedy, aliens, the film — under the direction of IRON MAN’s Jon Favreau — is an intriguing mix of western conventions and summer blockbuster thrills. Join special guest Orenthal Hawkins as he joins Cinefantastique Online’s Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons in a debate over whether the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, as well as an exploration of why aliens always seem to be on the short-end of the evolutionary development chain, and a discussion of whether there are better ways to build secure, interplanetary vessels.
Also in capsule reviews: Larry and Dan discuss the low-budget, alien invasion film ATTACK THE BLOCK, and Dan gives his take on the experimental fantasy-drama, THE FUTURE.

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0 Replies to “Cowboys and Aliens: Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 2:29.1”

  1. I too thought of “Rock ‘Em; Sock ‘Em Robots”, Dan, when watching that trailer.
    What is there to say? Daniel Craig wears tight leather chaps. That’s what there is to say, partner.
    I tend to agree with Orenthal. This film captures the steel heart of the Western.
    I found the film a whole lot of ridiculous fun.

  2. For the record, Harrison Ford played the villain in “What Lies Beneath”.
    Also, he’s not playing Han Solo or Indiana Jones. I agree, that’s not the character he’s playing.
    Finally, Harrison Ford is 69, and his character is an older man. Being “cocky” is for young men.

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