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A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.

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The Old West.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. New Mexico Territory. A stranger 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 ... Written by Universal Pictures

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First contact. Last stand.


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of western and sci-fi action and violence, some partial nudity and a brief crude reference | See all certifications »

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29 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cowboyok és űrlények  »

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$163,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$36,431,290 (USA) (29 July 2011)

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$100,215,116 (USA) (28 October 2011)
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Steven Spielberg screened The Searchers (1956) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) for Roberto Orci and Jon Favreau so that they could get the atmosphere of the film. See more »

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After escaping the mine, both Jake and Woodrow are covered in dirt. In the next take, they are clean. See more »

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[first lines]
Wes Claiborne: [to Jake] We're riding towards Absolution. You know how far west we are?
[Jake doesn't answer]
Mose Claiborne: Maybe he's a dummy.
Wes Claiborne: Is there a reason you're not answering my question?
Mose Claiborne: Look here, Pa. He's got iron on his wrist. He's been shot. Could be done broke out of hoosegow. Might be worth bounty.
Wes Claiborne: Might could be.
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Apache War Dance
Written and Performed by The Mescalero Apache Tribe
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Straightforward action right?
22 November 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

We were all excited to see this, me and 6 of my friends had our tickets pre-purchased and we trekked out to the theatre which is in its own little way becoming more and more uncommon. I wasn't expecting much... i knew it was a comic (not that popular) and i knew it had a lot of cash and production muscle in it, not that it means its going to be good ... but the point is that i really wasn't expecting to be dazzled, maybe some Harrison/Craig action mixed with some sci-fi and sexy-ol' Olivia Wilde right? Wrong. At about 45 mins into the movie i had fallen asleep, my one friend sitting next to me noticed this and found it quite funny but, interestingly enough, the one sitting next to me on the other side didn't notice because he was asleep also. Noticing that we were quite peaceful i guess he decided to let us be for the remainder, which for the most part we both did. Im 25, I've been going to movies for a while now ,not to say that i know more than anyone else my age, or that this implies some sort of knowledge, but I've never come close to falling asleep in a theatre. Apparently neither had my friend. Consider what kind of a feat it is to fall asleep in a modern movie theatre, consider now the added problem of explosions at max volume and attractive women doing exciting things purely for ones enjoyment... how did we sleep for 80% of the film? Better yet how did i (and my friend) still manage to walk away with a perfect understanding of the storyline? Needless to say the film didn't deliver the action it promised, never mind all the other characteristics of good films...


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