Albert Stark (Seth MacFarlane) is a cowardly sheepherder in Old Stump Township, Arizona, who hates everything about frontier life. To make matters worse, his girlfriend, Louise (Amanda Seyfried), just dumped him for Foy (Neil Patrick Harris), the wealthy owner of the town’s “Moustachery.” Just as Albert’s about to pack up and head to Francisco, he meets Anna (Charlize Theron), a gun-slinging beauty, who teaches him how to shoot after he challenges Foy to a duel. But Albert starts to develop feelings for Anna, who he later learns is married to deadly outlaw Clinch Leatherwood (Liam Neeson). Continue reading “A Million Ways to Die in the West Won’t Make You Die of Laughter”
I just knew this movie was going to be awesome when I first saw the trailer this summer. When Disney makes movies like this, it helps me feel less anxious about the fact that they now own Star Wars. After all, creating an animated movie based on or derived from classic arcade and video games that only adults would recognize is a bold strategy because you’re essentially widening the target demographic from just kids to kids through adults.
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