FleshEatingZipper writes: To be fair, I'm not a big fan of westerns. It's not that they're bad films, they're just not terribly appealing. Dusty men riding horseback across barren wastelands is not enticing. I'm an alien invasion dude. Alien spaceships? Explosions? Pew pew? I'm on board! So when the trailer debuted for Cowboys & Aliens, Jon Favreau's latest joint (you know, the guy who gave us Iron Man) I was hesitant about the genre mash-up. Unfortunately, and despite its best intentions, the film just isn't a satisfying venture in either direction.