Not Better Together
December 22, 2011
So this just happened at my house.
Kids: Can we rent Cowboys and Aliens?
Me, thinking a movie with this title must surely be a light hearted comedy: Okay!
About 15 minutes in.
Me: This doesn’t seem very funny so far.
I guess I should pay more attention to previews. But honestly, who had the idea for this movie? People like aliens and people like cowboys, lets put them together. It will be like the Reese peanut butter cup of movies! Except, NOT.
I feel markedly dumber having watched it.
At one point during the movie my 14 yr old said that he couldn’t believe they expected us to believe it was suddenly raining in the desert. I just looked at him. Because watching cowboys fight aliens in the wild west doesn’t require any suspension of belief.