Monday, August 1, 2011


And it was enjoyable, fun genre-melding action, played completely straight despite the campy title. I enjoyed it quite a lot, but don't feel like writing too much about it. I'll just comment that most of the negative reviews have cited its uneven tone--that it doesn't know whether to be campy or serious. I would suggest instead that the it knows exactly what it is--a serious, straight faced, not-at-all campy (and well done) flick that happens to be a western with an alien invasion. The "campy" tone comes almost completely from the audience expectations. Go in expecting something that's both a straightforward western and straightforward sci-fi, and you'll like it. Expect a lot of tongue-in-cheek campy genre jokes and you'll be disappointed.

Running Time: 118 minutes
My Total Minutes: 245,668

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