The first thing you need to know about Cowboys & Aliens is that I will be there opening weekend. The second thing you need to know is that Harrison Ford is in it. The last thing you need to know is that it is based on an obscure graphic novel of the same name.
The film is directed by John Favreau of Iron Man fame. I first heard about it last year on the Howard Stern show when he came to promote Iron Man 2 and talk about San Diego Comic-Con and how they got geek god Harrison Ford to appear. The fact that Favreau got Harrison Ford to appear was a major news story since it was his first appearance there. I’m hoping this bodes well for the material and end product, because I am not thrilled about how many writers the screenplay had. That being said, I have been excited about this film since I saw the first trailer.
In homage to the film, this week I will present my top westerns, alien films, and Harrison Ford films. Enjoy!