Cowboys and Aliens   (118 min)

There is no beating around the bush in this movie. It is pretty straight forward that is for sure. “Cowboys and Aliens” does indeed involve both cowboys and aliens to say the least, and they do a pretty convincing job of getting that across. There is dramatic conflict between the cowboys that is climactically interrupted by a sudden alien attack. So you know what you are in for when you go to see this film. Not too much to the story but there is enough to keep our interest as the film is played out by very capable actors. A cowboy stumbles into an old town in Arizona with a mysterious watch looking contraption on his wrist. Oh and he cannot remember anything from his past. He is not welcomed in this town, especially when he gets the local town drunk Percy (Paul Dano) arrested for harassing the town. He is also a wanted outlaw by the name of Jake Lonegran apparently and the sheriff makes an arrest attempt where Jake barely escapes. Harrison Ford’s character then makes his appearance as Colonel Woodrow, a very rich and powerful cattleman, who demands the release of his son Percy and the gold that Jake apparently stole from him. The aliens then make their attack and the two sides, although conflicting, have no choice but to team up together and take a stand against this unknown and yet very dangerous enemy.  What you are in for is a thrilling and exciting action and entertaining picture with great acting to overlook it all. “Cowboys and Aliens” is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of western and sci-fi action and violence, some partial nudity and a brief crude reference.