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I'm Not Shocked

Posted Monday, August 1, 2011, at 8:44 AM

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The Internet website headline says...

"Box Office Shocker: 'Cowboys & Aliens' Gets Smurfed"

It was a hot dusty afternoon, both in McCook and the starting scene of "Cowboys & Aliens". With a title like that, what could you possibly expect considering that James Bond (Daniel Graham) and Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) are the primary actors?

We don't get out to see a movie at the theater very often, but this weekend was hot, and one of my favorite actors was playing another of his tough guy roles. No matter how bad a movie with Harrison Ford is, it won't be money wasted as far as I'm concerned.

After watching "Cowboys & Aliens", I walked out the door thinking... that movie was made on a drunken bet. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's stupid.

I imagine the conversation went something like this...

"Wow... I'm sure pounded... HEY! I got a bet for ya... I betcha can't make a movie... where cowboys and indians, and a country preacher, and bad guys, innocent bystanders, and did I say indians?... burp... and ranchers, and showoffs, and gunslingers, and... let's see where was I... "burp" ... oh yeah... a beautiful woman with a secret... you know... burp... everything from a western, put 'em all together, and make 'em all take on some really nasty aliens can ya??? "burp!"

"Weeellll... burp".... "I bet I can... and I betcha can't make a cartoon Smurf movie that makes any more money... burp"

"Burp... I'll take that bet!"... and so the Internet website headline was born.

I must say I'm not a Smurf fan, but face it, movies with such unlikely titles and story lines facing off at the box office for income supremacy shouldn't be shocking to anyone.

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With that much going on, you'd need view it three times before you could dry your eyes well enough to find the 'Exit' door. Ha. May I borrow a cup of night-mare??

-- Posted by Navyblue on Mon, Aug 1, 2011, at 9:20 AM

Arley, the flick has everything, right down to the two guys lookin' eye to eye and doing that John Wayne head-nod understanding look thing. I can hardly believe a movie could be made like it to be honest.

-- Posted by Brian Hoag on Mon, Aug 1, 2011, at 1:29 PM

So if it didn't have Harrison Ford, would you recommend it?

-- Posted by npwinder on Wed, Aug 3, 2011, at 12:43 AM

If you like science fiction or westerns specifically, maybe not, but if you go in just looking for a fun time, yep!

-- Posted by Brian Hoag on Wed, Aug 3, 2011, at 7:29 AM

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