Was it good?
It was great!! Very entertaining. Lots of action but funny too. I was worried because it had gotten some bad reviews but seriously, it was a lot of fun to watch.
What about the acting?
The acting was great. Craig as a cowboy? It worked. Might have had something to do with those chaps (see photo above) but he pulled it off.
Ford was very funny as was Paul Dano and Sam Rockwell. I wanted more of Olivia Wilde. She was so awesome in Tron Legacy, but here… she wasn’t working to her full potential.
Were the aliens totally out of this world?
This is the only complaint I had. The CGI left a lot to be desired. There are many shots of the alien/s and to me, if they were going to have them so “front and center”, they should have invested a bit more time in making them look more realistic. Remember how The Hulk looked when the movie came out? Same thing here.
The close-up shots where they used puppetry or animatronics were great.
Was there a lot of violence?
There are quite a few fighting scenes and although lots isn’t shown, there is enough shown to keep small children away. It holds a PG-13 rating which I feel is appropriate.
See it, or rent it?
Note from Ti:
I can’t tell you how many times I smiled while checking out Craig in chaps. It was slightly weird to see him play a cowboy but it was a good weird. A welcome weird. Sigh. I can’t wait to see him as Blomkvist in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.