Director: Jon Favreau
After the pressure and expectation of Iron Man and Iron Man 2, delivered with plenty of bang, Jon Favreau has returned to the director’s chair with this latest big budget effects fest, starring action favourites Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, as well as Olivia Wilde and Sam Rockwell.
Putting a twist on two popular genres and ending up with an action adventure sci fi thriller, Craig plays a stranger in a strange land when he wanders into the town of Absolution in New Mexico in 1875.
Ruled with an iron first by the Colonel (Ford), the town is kept on a short leash and the oppression feels like familiar territory.
Thing is, they don’t know terror properly until screaming aliens start coming down and abducting the townsfolk one by one. Bit of a turnaround – a foe that doesn’t wait for the piano player to stop and the barman to hide.
A rebellion against the outer space marauders is quickly assembled, with Daniel Craig and another mystery traveller (Wilde) leading the way to a colossal showdown.
Released 17 August
Showing at Odeon and Cineworld