Cowboys & Aliens Invade America

Blog: 07.26.11

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 06:00 AM

Daniel Craig in Cowboys & Aliens Daniel Craig in Cowboys & Aliens (Zade Rosenthal/Universal Studios and DreamWorks II Distribution Co. LLC © Universal Pictures)

This weekend, a menace from outer space will invade a dusty town in the Wild West.  The movie Cowboys & Aliens is the ultimate genre mash-up — science fiction meets the Western (starring the original space cowboy, no less). It opens Friday.

Studio 360’s Eric Molinsky thinks there’s a reason why we keep retelling the narrative of the alien invasion over and over: it's our history.  Uninvited visitors arrive in a new world, seize the land, and take human lives — it’s the settlement of North America, as seen by American Indians. (Originally aired December 12, 2008)

 

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