Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
I know I'm late to the party, but this movie was only released last weekend at the local cinema...
1875, New Mexico. A stranger wakes up in the desert with no memory and a strange bracelet on his wrist. He goes to the nearest town, Absolution, but that night the town is attacked by aliens who kidnap some of the townsfolk. A disparate group of survivors decide to track down the aliens and rescue their loved ones.
Interesting premise but wafer thin plot. The synopsis above tells you nearly the whole story. There is also an a-hole Colonel Dolarhyde and his a-hole son. The only good surprise is during the scene when the rescuers are around the fire with the indians.
Daniel Craig is great as the silent stranger. The special effects and action scenes are nothing special, but more than adequate. The aliens were inspired by the movie Alien (1979), but still original in their own way.
Steampunk Factor ★☆☆☆☆
It's 1875 New Mexico cowboy country. No steam and no machinery, it's all horses or alien technology.
Final Verdict ★★★☆☆
The original premise, action scenes, and special effects just outweigh the poor storyline. Worth a look.