Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

Genres - Science Fiction, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Alien Film, Hybrid Western  |   Release Date - Jul 29, 2011 (USA), Aug 9, 2011 (USA - IMAX)  |   Run Time - 118 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Based on the graphic novel by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, Cowboys & Aliens is set in 1800s Arizona, where the local cowboys, headed by gunslinger Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig), and the indigenous Apache tribe have been feuding fiercely for quite a while. Their skirmish is interrupted, however, by the appearance of a spaceship, commanded by an alien creature that's bent on enslaving the human race. It's time for a six-gun shoot-out between these cattle rustlers and space invaders, and there might even be a temporary peace between the cowboys and Indians as they both take aim at these extraterrestrial uninvited guests. Jon Favreau directs from a script by Star Trek scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, with help from Lost's Damon Lindelof. Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, and Sam Rockwell fill out the headlining cast.

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alien-abduction, bartender, close-encounter, gold, man-vs-aliens, rancher, UFO (Unidentified Flying Object), alien [not human], cowboy, spacecraft

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High Budget