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Cowboys & Aliens – Jon Favreau (2011)

Seldom does the title of a film refer so clearly to the genre, or in this case genres. Indeed, this film is a mix between Western and scifi.

There is not too much of a story, but in a Western town with much hostility among its inhabitants, spacecrafts arrive to terrorize the town. A number of townsmen and -women are kidnapped and a party sets out to find them.

A fairly typical Hollywood film unfolds with Daniel Graig and Harrison Ford as stars, the only not-so-Hollywood element is the unlikely mix of genres. This is not presented all that surprisingly though and actually they go together fairly well.

Not a great film, but entertaining.

Iron Man * Jon Favreau (2008)

I felt like watching some entertaining comic action, but I actually thought that “Iron Man” combined comic and film. In fact “Iron Man” is an action film based on a comic with no handdrawn ‘comic-elements’. There is over the top action with the ‘iron man’ that the main character builds, especially towards the end.
The story is quite actual. Tony Stark (Robert Downey) is a manufacturer of weapons and in the Middle East he finds out that his weapons are not only used to defend America. He decides that his business needs a new approach. There are a couple of funny scenes and the comic-story action is amusing. Stark’s assistent Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) is a reason to watch the film as well.