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Daniel Craig repels the extraterrestrial invasion in the new Cowboys & Aliens trailer

Apr. 14, 2011by: Dave Davis

Given his movie's title, director Jon Favreau may face some challenges ahead regarding the perception about COWBOYS & ALIENS. But judging by the new trailer, he didn't have much trouble putting together a kickass sci-fi/action combo that plays like WAR OF THE WORLDS OF THE WEST.

This time we get more of Craig's mystery man and his otherworldly wrist weapon, and Harrison Ford's surly tone put to proper use. Plus a nearly nude Olivia Wilde, a glimpse of Sam Rockwell, explosions, space tentacles, and lots of visual snaz and dazzle. And Clancy Brown!

The movie rides into theaters on July 29th.

Check out the trailer below or in HD at Apple.

Full synopsis: Blockbuster filmmaker Jon Favreau directs Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in an event film for summer 2011 that crosses the classic Western with the alien-invasion movie in a blazingly original way: Cowboys & Aliens. Joined by an arsenal of top moviemakers—Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci—he brings an all-new action thriller that will take audiences into the Old West, where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world.

1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It’s a town that lives in fear.

But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.

Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he’s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents—townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors—all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.

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2:31PM on 04/16/2011
This is one of my top movies to see this summer, however this trailer didnt do much for me. The first one was much better, I'm sure it will turn out as awesome as it looks.
This is one of my top movies to see this summer, however this trailer didnt do much for me. The first one was much better, I'm sure it will turn out as awesome as it looks.
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3:34PM on 04/15/2011
Now that's why that movie is my most anticipated movie of the summer!
Now that's why that movie is my most anticipated movie of the summer!
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2:31PM on 04/15/2011

Looks like a Blast!

Can't wait. This is going to be a good summer for movies
Can't wait. This is going to be a good summer for movies
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2:23PM on 04/15/2011
Looks great. Glad to see this cast taking on a film like this. And this trailer certainly makes this film look even more fun than the first one.
Looks great. Glad to see this cast taking on a film like this. And this trailer certainly makes this film look even more fun than the first one.
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2:11PM on 04/15/2011
Looks fun. Can't go wrong with Craig and Ford.

But I'm sure people will find something to complain about instead of just enjoying it for what it is.
Looks fun. Can't go wrong with Craig and Ford.

But I'm sure people will find something to complain about instead of just enjoying it for what it is.
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12:52PM on 04/15/2011
Looks like a big-budget remake of this Syfy movie from 2009:

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Looks like a big-budget remake of this Syfy movie from 2009:

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7:37PM on 04/15/2011
lol I get it, everyone gives you thumbs down because you're right.

nice find.
lol I get it, everyone gives you thumbs down because you're right.

nice find.
2:13AM on 04/16/2011
Even though the comic came out in 2006. Idiot.
Even though the comic came out in 2006. Idiot.
4:49PM on 04/16/2011
@Deadly Sinner - and that makes it not look like it?
@Deadly Sinner - and that makes it not look like it?
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12:26PM on 04/15/2011
Anyone see "The Burrowers"?
If you like the 'cowboys vs. monsters' premise you'll love it.
And Clancy Brown is in that one too!
Anyone see "The Burrowers"?
If you like the 'cowboys vs. monsters' premise you'll love it.
And Clancy Brown is in that one too!
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12:04PM on 04/15/2011
A mixing of my two favorite genres. Looks like a hell of a good time to me.
A mixing of my two favorite genres. Looks like a hell of a good time to me.
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10:00AM on 04/15/2011
Ehhh looks ok. Wanted to see more of the Aliens
Ehhh looks ok. Wanted to see more of the Aliens
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9:54PM on 04/15/2011
yeah how dare you wanting to see more of the aliens!

...seriously MFC?
yeah how dare you wanting to see more of the aliens!

...seriously MFC?
9:30AM on 04/15/2011

Can't wait for this...

Cool. I dug the background music of Chris Cornell's former band Audioslave. As luck would have it they just announced his old band, Soundgarden, is going on tour in July. Kinda fun irony...
Cool. I dug the background music of Chris Cornell's former band Audioslave. As luck would have it they just announced his old band, Soundgarden, is going on tour in July. Kinda fun irony...
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7:48AM on 04/15/2011

Horrible Trailer.

But it looks like it's going to be a really good movie though. I liked the first trailer better. This trailer looks like it was put through the corporate wringer so to speak.
But it looks like it's going to be a really good movie though. I liked the first trailer better. This trailer looks like it was put through the corporate wringer so to speak.
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4:56AM on 04/15/2011

Alien Faux Pas

They've taken Ford's son?! Those aliens are really fucked. No one messes with his family!
They've taken Ford's son?! Those aliens are really fucked. No one messes with his family!
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3:48AM on 04/15/2011
Jonah Hex and Wild Wild West come to mind...which is clearly not a good thing. CGI looks weak.
Jonah Hex and Wild Wild West come to mind...which is clearly not a good thing. CGI looks weak.
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9:13AM on 04/15/2011
CGI looks weak? Clearly a troll
CGI looks weak? Clearly a troll
2:50AM on 04/15/2011

FUNK YEAH!

Why does Craig kick so much ass?
Why does Craig kick so much ass?
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2:30AM on 04/15/2011
War of the Worlds of the West of the Rise of the Planet of the Apes?"
War of the Worlds of the West of the Rise of the Planet of the Apes?"
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12:48AM on 04/15/2011

Me likey

Not all that deep but looks like a fun ride.
Not all that deep but looks like a fun ride.
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12:42AM on 04/15/2011
awesome trailer
awesome trailer
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12:06AM on 04/15/2011
Looks like a lot of fun. Anybody else realize that Spielberg is a producer for the 3 main sci-fi/alien films coming out this summer (this, Super 8, and Transformers 3). The man must love his extra-terrestrials, not that I'm complaining.
Looks like a lot of fun. Anybody else realize that Spielberg is a producer for the 3 main sci-fi/alien films coming out this summer (this, Super 8, and Transformers 3). The man must love his extra-terrestrials, not that I'm complaining.
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12:00AM on 04/15/2011
Everything looks very cool so far and I'm loving the very "Wilde" Ford/Rockwell/Craig. I think it's a wise choice to keep the aliens "in the dark" as well as plot details and major action scenes. The trailers manage to show us enough but not ruin the movie or map it out for us... very effective.
Everything looks very cool so far and I'm loving the very "Wilde" Ford/Rockwell/Craig. I think it's a wise choice to keep the aliens "in the dark" as well as plot details and major action scenes. The trailers manage to show us enough but not ruin the movie or map it out for us... very effective.
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11:57PM on 04/14/2011

Top of my List

Of blockbusters. After Iron Man I figured Jon Favreau tapped into something of the fun that has been bereft of a lot of the blockbusters lately. That same fun that Spielberg and Ron Howard and Harrison Ford know all about. Top it off with I love me a good, straight-up western, Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, and Sam Rockwell, I guess you'd say I got a lot of optimism for this thing. It could be just awful, but considering I'm less of a comic book fan-boy than a lot of people, a one-shot action
Of blockbusters. After Iron Man I figured Jon Favreau tapped into something of the fun that has been bereft of a lot of the blockbusters lately. That same fun that Spielberg and Ron Howard and Harrison Ford know all about. Top it off with I love me a good, straight-up western, Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, and Sam Rockwell, I guess you'd say I got a lot of optimism for this thing. It could be just awful, but considering I'm less of a comic book fan-boy than a lot of people, a one-shot action movie set in the Old West might be right up my alley.
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11:55PM on 04/14/2011

Toss-up

Could be a classic, could be Wild Wild West. And like the latter, only worth it for the nude scene. Who else broke the pause button when Salma turned around with her butt hanging out?

One thing I'll say for certain...Harrison Ford's presence is now a reason not to see it. Oh, he's looking for his family again?
Could be a classic, could be Wild Wild West. And like the latter, only worth it for the nude scene. Who else broke the pause button when Salma turned around with her butt hanging out?

One thing I'll say for certain...Harrison Ford's presence is now a reason not to see it. Oh, he's looking for his family again?
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4:16AM on 04/15/2011
Harrison Ford is a reason not to see an action movie with Harrison Ford? I'm sorry, but I think only movie fans should post here.
Harrison Ford is a reason not to see an action movie with Harrison Ford? I'm sorry, but I think only movie fans should post here.
1:44PM on 04/15/2011
Yeah, I am a movie fan. And as such, I realize Harrison Ford has been a miserable, muttering old fart in every movie since Last Crusade, and it stopped being compelling after The Fugitive.
Yeah, I am a movie fan. And as such, I realize Harrison Ford has been a miserable, muttering old fart in every movie since Last Crusade, and it stopped being compelling after The Fugitive.
11:47PM on 04/14/2011

Absolutely

Do I think it's it going to be the next great American film? No. But do I think it's going to be a hell of a lot of fun? Most definitely. Sign me up.
Do I think it's it going to be the next great American film? No. But do I think it's going to be a hell of a lot of fun? Most definitely. Sign me up.
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10:36PM on 04/14/2011

I'm liking it

I think this looks pretty awesome. Hopefully good reviews and word of mouth will get people more excited. It'll help having names like Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Sam Rockwell attached. I'll be there opening night.
I think this looks pretty awesome. Hopefully good reviews and word of mouth will get people more excited. It'll help having names like Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Sam Rockwell attached. I'll be there opening night.
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10:03PM on 04/14/2011

Definitely looking forward to this

least of all the summer blockbusters. Don't really know why this doesn't appeal to me, but it doesn't at all.
least of all the summer blockbusters. Don't really know why this doesn't appeal to me, but it doesn't at all.
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9:54PM on 04/14/2011

Something Original!

This looks like a lot of damn fun!
This looks like a lot of damn fun!
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9:53PM on 04/14/2011

Love it!

Great mood and looks like a blast...still can't wait!
Great mood and looks like a blast...still can't wait!
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9:47PM on 04/14/2011

very underwhelming...

makes me totally not excited for it... I'm still interested in it but the trailer just didn't bring any excitement at all... only saving grace of it would be the AWESOME use of AUDIOSLAVE!!!!!!

I was gonna give it a positive comment just because of that... but then realized the trailers more about representing the movie rather than the music (which 99.9% won't be in the movie) oh well.
makes me totally not excited for it... I'm still interested in it but the trailer just didn't bring any excitement at all... only saving grace of it would be the AWESOME use of AUDIOSLAVE!!!!!!

I was gonna give it a positive comment just because of that... but then realized the trailers more about representing the movie rather than the music (which 99.9% won't be in the movie) oh well.
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10:01AM on 04/15/2011
really? people are so jaded by their love for this that they couldn't see that trailer would be pretty crappy without the Audioslave?

Watch it without the sound on, it's like what we've seen before and a little more -- just not nearly as exciting as before.
really? people are so jaded by their love for this that they couldn't see that trailer would be pretty crappy without the Audioslave?

Watch it without the sound on, it's like what we've seen before and a little more -- just not nearly as exciting as before.
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9:24PM on 04/14/2011
Great trailer, sounds like a T-rex is mixed in starting at 1:03....
Great trailer, sounds like a T-rex is mixed in starting at 1:03....
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9:19PM on 04/14/2011
Was that Olivia Wilde naked? Well this just went from "must-see" to "really fucking have to see it right now."
Was that Olivia Wilde naked? Well this just went from "must-see" to "really fucking have to see it right now."
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3:59AM on 04/15/2011
Well, it's PG-13. Don't get your panties in a bunch :)
Well, it's PG-13. Don't get your panties in a bunch :)
9:15PM on 04/14/2011
Shit if you could get the trailers to play as smooth as the dumb ass ads it would be great! I love this site but the ads are getting to be way to much!
Shit if you could get the trailers to play as smooth as the dumb ass ads it would be great! I love this site but the ads are getting to be way to much!
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9:36PM on 04/14/2011
Go Apple Trailers or Youtube. Plus they are in HD. Yes, the ads on this site have been getting ridiculous. Nothing is worse than pop-up ads, which they have decided to resort to.
Go Apple Trailers or Youtube. Plus they are in HD. Yes, the ads on this site have been getting ridiculous. Nothing is worse than pop-up ads, which they have decided to resort to.
9:56PM on 04/14/2011
Yeah, with all the ads this place is turning into MySpace.
Yeah, with all the ads this place is turning into MySpace.
4:33AM on 04/15/2011
That's why I never see videos here. I always check the sources for them.
That's why I never see videos here. I always check the sources for them.
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