Cowboys and Aliens Directed by Jon Favreau

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Cowboys and Aliens (2011) directed by Jon Favreau, takes place in a Western style setting in New Mexico territory. Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig) wakes up in the middle of the desert severely injured with no recollection as to why he is in pain. At this point he notices the scientific and advanced technology attached to his wrist. This strange mechanical device immediately incorporates the science fiction aspect to a clearly western style film. After killing three men who were attempting to attack him, he steals their clothes, a horse, and guns so he can ride into town. From there he discovers he is a wanted man, is taken to jail, and eventually escapes. Lonergan finds his way to an abandoned cabin where he experiences a flashback explaining that he used to steal gold and has a love interest. Alice (Abigail Spencer), his lover, pleads to him to return the gold, and immediately after she says this, aliens abduct both of them. After these events, the aliens abduct multiple people from the town leading Lonergan to join up with Colonel Woodrow (Harrison Ford), Ella Swenson (Olivia Wilde), Doc (Sam Rockwell), Nat Colorado (Adam Beache), and many more loyal followers. Together, these characters seek to take back their loved ones, fight off the alien forces, and regain control of the land being invaded. Cowboys and Aliens (2011) has multiple conventions giving the film both a clear Western and Science Fiction feel through common iconographic elements. It is very easy to distinguish

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