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Watch: Trailer For 'Cowboys & Aliens' Is Rugged & Badass

by Kevin Jagernauth
November 17, 2010 5:53 AM
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It's good week for tentpole trailers. With "Green Lantern" and "Your Highness" delivering the goods yesterday (OK, maybe just the latter), we now have our first look at Jon Favreau's forthcoming "Cowboys & Aliens." And it's the best tentpole trailer to hit in a while (at least this week anyway). Unlike the goofy FX of "Green Lantern," what we see here really makes the sci-fi and period elements feel organic. In fact the whole premise, which sounded kind of dorky on paper, comes off as pretty damn cool here. The cast looks like they're at the top of their game, particularly Harrison Ford, who has been unfairly targeted lately for "Morning Glory" (not his fault, that movie was terrible). He looks like he’s in his dialogue-chewing, scene-stealing glory here. All in all, this looks like it might just be a breath of fresh air in the currently stale looking comic book season for next year.

The film follows a group of Apache Indians and Western settlers in Arizona who must lay their differences aside when an alien spaceship crash lands in their city. Directed by Jon Favreau, the film stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell, Paul Dano, Olivia Wilde, Noah Ringer, Walton Goggins, Keith Carradine, Ana de la Reguera and more. Oh yeah, and some aliens.

So is "Wild Wild West" terrible or "Iron Man" awesome? See for yourself after the jump and check out more stills from the film as well. The films lassos your multiplex on July 29, 2011.

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  • theblackrider | November 18, 2010 3:43 AMReply

    wuddup. the black rider hater here. that movie/trailer looks awesome! now for the hate. the old blog had a bigger/wider scope for the trailers. fullscreen is lame and stretched. it's easy to go to yahoo movies to see the wider scope but your new blog rocks anyway! this movie looks good. can' t wait till next summer.

  • James | November 18, 2010 3:27 AMReply

    Anything with Daniel Craig is good with me. <3

  • Sean | November 18, 2010 12:22 AMReply

    Finally. They combined two of my favourite things: the old west and Olivia Wilde.
    Oh, yeah, and the movie looks okay.

  • modage | November 17, 2010 10:17 AMReply

    Surprised to see you guys giving this the benefit of the doubt. You usually only give a pass to tentpole stuff from auteur-types, which Favreau is not. Even the original Iron Man wasn't THAT good.

  • Carson Dyle | November 17, 2010 8:44 AMReply

    Too bad Favreau's image composition is horrifyingly amateur.

  • Chris | November 17, 2010 8:01 AMReply

    I had a screenplay written in 2002 about cowboys and aliens... better premiss too.
    This looks good though!

  • hmm | November 17, 2010 7:14 AMReply

    This has nothing to do with the quality of the trailer, but why would they wear cowboy hats at night? To block out the harsh moon light?

  • actionman | November 17, 2010 6:21 AMReply

    looks fanfuckingtastic

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