My number one thought from this movie is that Harrison Ford makes one heck of a grumpy old cowboy! Usually when I watch his movies I can’t help but think of him as, well, Harrison Ford. But this time around he was completely in character for me.
Daniel Craig also made a great cowboy. Walton Goggins was a familiar cowboy face from a very similar costume in Shanghai Noon. I’m one of those annoying people who’s not happy until I’ve found out what other movies I’ve seen every familiar face in :)
The arms that came out from inside the aliens reminded me somewhat of Independence Day. Other than that I found them to be reasonably original! Like Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the premise of this movie is somewhat ridiculous and its outcome somewhat predictable, but why on earth should that mean it’s not enjoyable?
If you have to pick which to see, go to Rise of the Planet of the Apes. But both are enjoyable!