A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.
It’s not too often I get picky when it comes to sci-fi movies. After all, there’s a huge suspension of disbelief inherent in the genre. That said, this movie had a couple WTF moments, even for me. They were toward the end of the movie, but still struck me hard enough to leave me with a sour feeling for the end.
Until then, I thought the movie was great! Daniel Craig and his steely eyes give another excellent performance as Jake Lonergan, a man who awakes with no memory and a strange contraption on his wrist. We soon discover just how dangerous Lonergan is when he’s almost immediately set upon by some traveling opportunists, and he dispatches them with equanimity and decisiveness. Like tackling a guy out of his saddle decisiveness.
Then he takes their dog. Cause that’s the kind of guy he is.
We find Paul Dano (whom some will remember from his performances in Girl Next Door, Little Miss Sunshine, and Knight and Day) in a distinctly deplorable role as the son of Harrison Ford‘s character. Ford plays Col. Woodrow Dolarhyde (ret.), an irascible cattle rancher who all but owns the town with no other industries.