A stranger stumbles into the desert town of Absolution with no memory of his past and a futuristic shackle around his wrist. With the help of mysterious beauty Ella and the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde, he finds himself leading an unlikely posse of cowboys, outlaws, and Apache warriors against a common enemy from beyond this world in an epic showdown for survival.
|Release Date||:||July 29, 2011|
|Genres||:||Action, Science Fiction, Thriller, Western|
|Production Company||:||Imagine Entertainment, DreamWorks SKG, Universal Pictures, platinum studios, Reliance Entertainment, Relativity Media, K/O Paper Products, Fairview Entertainment, K/O Camera Toys|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Jon Favreau, Kathy McHugh, Mamie Mitchell, Trudy Ramirez|
|Writers||:||Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman|
|Casts||:||Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell, Walton Goggins, Clancy Brown, Keith Carradine, Adam Beach, Paul Dano, Ana de la Reguera, Abigail Spencer, Noah Ringer, David O'Hara, Toby Huss, Raoul Max Trujillo, David Midthunder, Matthew Taylor, Brian Duffy, Brendan Wayne, Gavin Grazer, Wyatt Russell, Julio Cedillo, Chad Randall, Buck Taylor, Cooper Taylor, Chris Browning, Jimmy Jatho, Kenny Call, Garret Noël, Troy Gilbert, Scout Hendrickson, Mo Brings Plenty, Phillip Pike, Paul Ortega, Robyn Simmons, Oliver Enjady, Robert Lee Bell, Maria Bethke, Todd Bethke, Michael J. Carnevale, David Cohen, Cassandra Rochelle Fetters, Scott Flick, Amanda Fresquez, Rosalinda Garcia, Mylo Ironbear, Benny James, Richard Allan Jones, Alexandria Morrow, Maxine Napoleon, Michael Neal Powell, Kelly Ruble, Charlene Adams Upton, Paul Marshall|
|Plot Keywords||:||robbery, sheriff, arizona, laser, outlaw, ufo, spaceship, alien, native american, escape, gunfight|
In the Old West, an amnesic stranger awakes in the middle of the desert wounded in the belly with a bracelet in one of his wrists. He is attacked by thieves but defeats them. He rides a horse of one outlaw and heads to a former mining town, where the local preacher treats him.
Then he sees the youth Percy Dolarhyde (Paul Dano), who is the son of the powerful farmer Woodrow Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford), bullying with the bar owner Doc (Sam Rockwell) and the other locals. When Percy provokes the stranger, he reacts and beats up on Percy. The local Sheriff John Taggart (Keith Carradine) arrests Percy and he finds that the stranger is the wanted Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig). The sheriff returns to the bar with his deputies to arrest Jake, but he subdues the men. However he is hit on his back by the mysterious Ella Swenson (Olivia Wilde) and he faints. Jake is arrested and when Sheriff Taggart is ready to take Jake and Percy in a coach to deliver them to a Federal Marshall, Woodrow arrives with his men ready to protect his son. But they are attacked by spacecrafts that abducts several dwellers, including Percy, Doc's wife and the sheriff. Woodrow organizes a posse to seek out the kidnapped people in a dangerous journey against an advanced race of aliens. Meanwhile Jake Lonergan has glimpses of his past life and they learn that someone among them may help them in the fight against the invaders.
"Cowboys & Aliens" is a very entertaining film with a battle between cowboys and Indians against alien invaders. The result is a funny adventure that blends western with sci-fi. Unfortunately Harrison Ford is histrionic and cliché in the role of the ambiguous Colonel. Daniel Craig is great, as usual and Olivia Wilde is very beautiful and charming. I had low expectations with "Cowboys & Aliens" and in the end I had lots of fun. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "Cowboys & Aliens"
Note: On 18 June 2015, I saw this movie again.