Daniel Craig is the rugged gunslinger with an extraterrestrial secret and Harrison Ford the ruthless cattle baron who’s his worst nightmare, but not for long, in an outlandish Western/sci-fi mash-up which does exactly what it says on the tin: pits cowboys against aliens for the weirdest frontier showdown you’ve ever seen.
The concept is so wild, it’s a shame Cowboys & Aliens doesn’t make more of it — all the inter-species shoot-outs get rather predictable, sadly — but given that the story was inspired by the cover art of a graphic novel, not its contents, it’s not all that surprising the plot doesn’t really hang together.
Still, Craig looks the part and you’ll probably have a blast watching James Bond and Indiana Jones strapping on six-shooters to take on hordes of ornery varmints from outer space.
Released on DVD & Blu-ray on Monday 26th December by Paramount Home Entertainment.
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