Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
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'Cowboys & Aliens' Is Not Kidding, You Guys

"By the time the film, which cost about $100 million to produce, opens next July, the studio expects advertising and future promotions to have persuaded almost everyone that Mr. Favreau’s movie is a tough-minded adventure on the order of Clint Eastwood’s 'Unforgiven'—with aliens."

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DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

I was really excited about the ridiculous movie I had imagined. Now this sounds like the worst possible permutation of the forever doomed Hollywood-copying-comics-copying-Hollywood-copying-pulps human centipede.

Them li'l green varmints opened up a whole can of whoop-ass, I reckon.

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

I'm tired of these motherfucking aliens in this motherfucking saloon!

Can we pause a moment to note that James Bond has a cooler gadget in the trailer for this thing than in his actual James Bond movies?

Dave Bry (#422)

I actually think the trailer looks pretty awesome. I would go to see this movie. But they just need a new name. There's no way to not laugh at "Cowboys and Aliens."

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

How the West was Facehumped.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

Probe on the Range

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

Or the sequel, Probe on the Range II: 3:10 to Uranus

MollyculeTheory (#4,519)

Lonesome Glove

DMcK (#5,027)

"Cowboys and Aliens and Predators"?

hockeymom (#143)

The Good, The Bad and The Green.

zidaane (#373)

Blazing Satellites.

zidaane (#373)

Dances with Aliens

Dave Bry (#422)

Lone Star Wars

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

A Tentacleful of Dollars

Tentacles n' Tumbleweeds

MollyculeTheory (#4,519)

A Fistful of Galactic Standard Credits

NFK (#8,747)

Two Martians for Sister Sara

hockeymom (#143)

They Died with Their Moon Boots On.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

The Lone Space Ranger

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

The Good, the Bad, and the Hideous Monstrosity from Blorgulon Seven

HiredGoons (#603)

Big Little Green Man.

NFK (#8,747)

High Space Drifter

NFK (#8,747)

Saloon 9 from Outer Space

DMcK (#5,027)

Rio Greedo

DMcK (#5,027)

The Thing from Laramie

riotnrrd (#840)

The Searchers for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

sigerson (#179)

The Man Who Shot Roy Batty

sigerson (#179)

True Asteroids

sigerson (#179)

The Magnificent 7 Jedi (based on The Seven Space Samurai)

DMcK (#5,027)

@sigerson: Done and done.

jfruh (#713)

I think a huge part of the problem is the title. It honestly sounds like a placeholder title that someone came up with early in the development process that for whatever reason never got turned into something that is at all good or that at all conveys the intended tone of the film.

HiredGoons (#603)

movies like this are why god invented acid.

KarenUhOh (#19)

"Whadya mean 'we,' Obi-Wan Kenobi?"

poisonville (#776)

Favreau's description of the "cowboy" element as "a 'by-the-book, right-down-the-middle western' of the kind once made by Sergio Leone and John Ford" provides some insight into the origins of the problem.

BadUncle (#153)

I can't wait for this movie. And I love the title. It gives me another opportunity to post the Joshua Tree weirdness of the same name:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bmVCmPUyJ4

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