Cowboys and Aliens

Got around to watching this last night whilst visiting the sister-in-law. Enjoyable hokum, totally implausible, but with a subtly bizarre Hollywood morality.

Racial, class, familial and personal harmony and enlightenment achieved through the obvious and not at all gung-ho medium of beating the living shit out of a common enemy.

Good guys (with or without a conveniently vanished past) either end up dead (bit players) or toughened, redeemed, but alone.

Bad guys and tossers get a free do-over and happy prosperity, courtesy of the healing powers of extreme violence.

A rather bizarre mash-up of the usual line.