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chervil 8/1/2011 9:44:23 PM

Well I just got back from seeing it and thought it was great.

Jon definitely needs to direct more westerns!
The explosions were not over the top (looking at you Michael Bay!) and I thought were perfect, especially for the time period.

Ford and Craig gave top notch performances, and Rockwell was great to watch as always.
It may not hold up to Captain America as a "great" movie, but it doesn't pretend to be that either.
It is what it is, a cross-genre flick, and it does that without feeling either "forced" or "pretentious".

There is one scene in the movie (you will know what I am talking about if you have seen it) that convinces me it is time to do a Crimson Skies movie.
And JF is just the man to direct it!

Overall, this gets a solid B from me, which is usually where Rob's C's end up in my estimation.
 

death4sale 8/2/2011 12:35:39 AM

I thought this movie was a lot of fun, but after watching Daniel Craig with that awesome bracelet I couldn't help but think that Jon Favreau may be a decent choice to direct a live action Metroid film. There were scenes where the bracelet was almost 1st person and I thought it could almost pass for Samus's gun. But there are those who will take issue with a Metroid film, but let's face it...it will be done some day and I would rather have a true nerd like Favreau directing it than some hack. I also think that based on his experience from IM, Favreau would be a prime candidate to direct a live-action film based on the Centurions cartoon from the 80s. Would love to see that done as a film.

Beardeer 8/2/2011 6:53:49 PM

I'm still looking forward to some nuanced performances.

KLA1A 8/8/2011 8:24:45 PM

I have been wanting a good western and am a sci-fi fan so am quite happy with this movie. Good traditional western type action and great traditional sci-fi/alien type action blended as well as the live-action and CSI. You'd almost think it was normal.

The last  western I saw with a sci-fi twist was Seraphim Falls (starring Liam Neeson, Pierce Brosnan, Anjelica Huston) and didn't know there was a sci-fi-ish twist until it was nearly over. I preferred knowing that I was watching a sci-fi movie from the start. Pergatory (starring Sam Shepard, Randy Quaid, Eric Roberts)  was another hybrid (western/ ghost story) that I enjoyed.

zipahead 8/12/2011 7:08:57 AM

i didn't get why the aliens where so stupid...none of them had those wrist guns...their suppossed to be this advanced race and their running around eating people?

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