Whats with the backpack huh? Are we hangin or what?
I think it’s called Cowboys and Aliens because it almost sounds like cowboys and Indians which is maybe a game you liked to Play as a kid.
Haha, oh wow, I did not see that last brick coming.
He’s hit or miss to be honest. I enjoy him as Bond, Layer Cake is kind of a guilty pleasure/fun movie for those that love the freneticism of Lock Stock & Snatch, and I really appreciated him in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo though it admittedly might be because I am more of a fan of Fincher and Larsson (a good story and a good director go a long way). Regardless, I suggest you give him a chance – at the end of the day he’s just a guy making movies and he’s made some good decisions so far with who he has attached himself with. Oscar worthy? No. But he’s young, who knows right? The right ingredients come into play and we all may be surprised. 🙂
This remains the most baffling HitB review. Just finished C&A and can’t fathom the enthusiasm for it. It was (for me), a mediocre, by-the-numbers film. But hey, we can’t all be food items in a drive-thru.
dudes, its not a what if… don’t you watch the history channel?
That’s probably the right thing to do. Because they will bore you, because you are stupid.
Why is there a high pitch whistle in the background of this one?
AHAHAHA, Nice shout out to the Captain America fantards
Actually, yes, it does mean that you graduated. A GED is a General Education Degree, and there are many high school graduates who have failed the GED test. So let’s not play the “I’m smart, you’re dumb.” game.
Speaking of movies setting things up, but with no pay off. Why set up the vase, with no pay off?
Such a plot hole. Hacks.
I agree with you. Perhaps this is a perfect example of how a film title can skew or manipulate a viewers experience of a movie? I think the movie could have used a little more light humour. Not goofy though, as Mike pointed out. It was definitely balancing on that fine line, almost as if when the movie began to smirk, it had to shake its head to snap back into bumbling seriousness.
That may have been the point.
That brick in the beginning was like a compilation of youtube comments.
The scathing reaction to this movie was completely baffling to me, and I have yet to see a coherent argument that this movie is anything less than pretty decent. It’s not amazing by any means, but the people that seem to HATE it comes across as nonsensical killjoys.
Totally agree. People complain about ridiculous kineto-frantic action films, but then when they see a simple decent movie they’re like… is that all there is?
watch the next episode
They made that movie already, it was called “Stargate,” pretty good movie despite an intense personal dislike of James Spader.
the dash be silent
Mr.Plinkett is Jewish?
I disagree with Mike that sic-fi has to always be serious. I enjoy sic-fi’s that are serious, but I also enjoy ones that have some funny stuff in em’ like “Independence Day”.
Also, this review is kind of confusing to me. I thought “Cowboys and Aliens” was ok, I guess. I don’t really get why Ford’s character starts off as an asshole and then becomes a good guy. Also, by the end of the movie, you don’t really like Craig’s character that much.
Independence day was total shit though.
Why do you guys look so greasy?
Great reviews! Your knowledge of the production side gives me new aspects of film to think about.
I enjoyed this movie, but mostly I find it fascinating how much nitpicking surrounds it. I think people expected camp, and were unable to switch gears. I remember in the first few minutes thinking, “Oh! This is a serious action movie! Okay, then. It’s just the title that’s stupid.” But I guess everyone else sat there waiting for jokes that never came. That’s not a fault of the movie, that’s an example of how much the title/marketing affects the viewer experience.
I wasn’t ready for how serious this movie was, so I was taken aback, but still enjoyed it. I was just waiting for that damn vase to break >.<
studio looks a little hot
GET OUT JEW
Fantastic review. I disagree with you guys on some of your opinions, but I’m right on board with everything you stated here. I need to find a way to email my personal reviews to you when I write them.
A schlocky title with a solid alien invasion film. I wouldn’t call it sci-fi since it was the late 1800’s and there was no tech reference, but that’s exactly where it is. The sci-fi shorts in the 50s and 60s spent a lot of time in the labs discussing the sci-fi. That wasn’t an option in this film given its period. The main characters reacted the way they should have and I’m happy that their wasn’t some completely unrealistic “nerd” character “theorizing” what was going on, which would have pushed it into schlock and disconnected the viewer from an otherwise serious film.
Do you think they put the vase there to make fun of movies that have set ups and then no payoffs? Verryyy clever…
Maybe /you/ don’t like Craig’s character much by the end of the movie, but you’re a fucking asshole for trying to speak for everyone.
The first two were real comments made in the comment section of the Captain America review,
this troll job is so subtle it didnt even piss anyone off.
Ha! Jokes on them, I’m housebound.
At 4:42 Mike says Wild WILD West, as in the movie… I wonder if he’s a fan… I like that movie as a dumb fun myself but I can also see Mike hating it so I’m curious…
Judging by what he says about Will Smith and “wisecrackers” towards the end of the review, I would really have to guess that he isn’t. It sort of sounds as if he is directly referencing Wild Wild West.
I like when Mike gets into a big monologue about why a movie works and talking about the genre, the tone and all that, and Jay just listens. In most of their reviews they just kinda converse about the movie, but from time to time one of them will start a long speech and the other just listens and nods. It’s great.
Unless you like the yelling-at-the-camera approach Jeremy Jahns uses, for instance.
Youtube version if RedLetterMedia haven’t changed it before blip has been shut down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYyHedwTb_Q&list=PL34C1F26D03F5F9B8&index=97
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