Cowboys and Aliens

Even for a movie titled Cowboys and Aliens this is a dumb, dumb film. It feels most like a Western at its beginning, and there it’s decent enough, with a dark atmosphere, some mystery and, yes, a few cool action scenes featuring those aliens. From act two, though, the story and action grow increasingly inane and the movie drags trying to establish an excessive cast of characters that you wind up not carrying about anyway. Like the similarly stupid Tron Legacy, the only redeeming factor is Olivia Wilde and her stunningly beautiful eyes. (Those of the opposite persuasion can look for Daniel Craig even more ripped than he was as Bond.)