MILD MILD WEST | This Scorncast review of COWBOYS & ALIENS begins just as the Good Lord intended, with Jasper sidestepping discussion of the actual film to instead cajole co-host Ghostface Millah into reviewing the posterior region of star Daniel Craig. And if only Cowboys & Aliens was a 118-minute close-up of Craig’s ass in his hilariously fitted pants, it would’ve gotten the one ringing endorsement. Alas, moan Jasper and Ghostface, it’s all stock characters, nonsensical plot twists, and humorless blockbuster action, seemingly ignorant that its title and sci-fi/western premise are tantalizing B-movie gold. (Actually, you know what? Don’t get them started on gold.) There’s a lot of giggling, Ghostface posits a bit of subtext that makes Jasper like Cowboys & Aliens even less than he already did, and the guys get into their feistiest quarrel yet. Over The Last Airbender’s Noah Ringer. Which... weird, right? Click the Scorncast banner below to listen!
■■■ Rating: PG-13. Running time: 118 minutes.
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