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I'm Not ShockedPosted Monday, August 1, 2011, at 8:44 AM
"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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