Main Plot Points:
- This hilarious comedy from Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy and Ted, is filled with witty one-liners and an all-star cast. When Albert (MacFarlane) loses his girlfriend (Amanda Seyfried) to his moustached nemesis (Neil Patrick Harris), a mysterious and beautiful woman (Charlize Theron) rides into town and turns his luck around.
- But when her notorious outlaw husband (Liam Neeson) arrives seeking revenge, Albert must put his newfound courage to the test. Also starring the outrageous Giovanni Ribisi and Sarah Silverman.
What We Thought:
- I first saw A Million Ways to Die in the West at the theater and totally dug it. Now with a Blu-ray release, it has all kinds of goodies with it!
- The film disappointed at the box office and I don’t get it. So far it’s still my favorite comedy of the year and easily the best musical!
- Maybe people weren’t ready for Seth MacFarlane as an actor. Ted was huge and its sequel is in production now. Maybe people only want Seth doing voices.
- But even if you don’t like MacFarlane, the supporting cast is great. Neil Patrick Harris singing and dancing with and about a moustache is brilliant. Amanda Seyfried is a pleasant surprise. Giovanni Ribisi simply makes me laugh and even Sarah Silverman doesn’t hurt the film (I’m not a fan of hers). Plus you have Liam Neeson as a badass bad guy!
- Although the star of the film is Charlize Theron. I’m still surprised at how funny she can be! Of course she looks beautiful, but the joke she does about Seyfried’s eyes is probably the best joke of the year. And somehow MacFarlane and Theron have believable chemistry too.
- The Blu-ray looks really good. There’s lots of colors and costumes and great backdrops (it is after all set in the old west). It has some really funny musical numbers and the Blu-ray really captures it well.
- I won’t ever understand how A Million Ways to Die in the West wasn’t a hit. People I know who love Ted and Family Guy didn’t like it which blows my mind. Don’t listen to other people and just check it out for yourself. Plus look at all those special features!
- Unrated Version
- Alternate Opening & Ending
- Deleted, Extended & Alternate Scenes
- Once Upon a Time, In a Different West
- Unrated Feature Commentary
- Gag Reel
- A Fistful of Dirt… In Your Mouth
- Feature Commentary
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Seth MacFarlane
- Charlize Theron
- Amanda Seyfried
- Sarah Silverman
- Neil Patrick Harris
- Liam Neeson
- Giovanni Ribisi
Recommended if You Like:
- Family Guy
- Blazing Saddles
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