A Million Ways to Die in the West – SR Underground Ep. 146

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The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode one-hundred forty-six of the Screen Rant Underground podcast.

Join host Ben Kendrick, fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw as we review A Million Ways to Die in the West and discuss Edgar Wright leaving Ant-Man, the Stargate movie reboot, as well as the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter.

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Screen Rant Underground: Episode 146 – A Million Ways to Die in the West

We review A Million Ways to Die in the West and discuss Edgar Wright leaving Ant-Man, the Stargate movie reboot, as well as the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter.

[0:00] News: Edgar Wright Officially Drops Out of Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’‘Stargate’ Reboot To Be Directed By Roland Emmerich; Trilogy Planned, and LeVar Burton Launches ‘Reading Rainbow’ Kickstarter, Reaches Goal in First Day.

[1:07:09] Rants and Raves: Arrow, Elementary, The Americans, Ride Along, The Art of the Steal, Girl Meets World, Fargo, ComiXology Maleficent, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

[1:52:32] Review: A Million Ways to Die in the West (read our full written A Million Ways to Die in the West review).

[2:06:53]  SPOILERS: A Million Ways to Die in the West.

[2:25:32] Twitter Handles and Contact Information.

[2:27:02] Game Rant News Brief

Hosts: Ben Kendrick, Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw.

Next Week: Edge of Tomorrow

Last Week’s Official Box Office Battle Reader Winner (X-Men: Days of Future Past opening): Sal reports that Chris B. and blackknight16 tied with perfect 15s and identical tiebreakers.

Opening in theaters this week (Wide):

  • Edge of Tomorrow – 3,300+
  • The Fault in our Stars – 3,000

Opening this Week in Theaters (Limited):

  • N/A

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  1. You guys keep blaming Marvel but from what I’ve heard this is Disney meddling in the pie they paid billions for. If it was completely up to Feige I think we’d still be getting an Edgar Wright Ant-Man movie. Disney did the same thing to Thor 2 apparently, but after Alan Taylor had already shot the majority of the movie. It was supposed to be much darker and less jokey which makes sense when you hire a director from Game of Thrones. Disney is looking for products they can sell now. They don’t care about making legitimately good movies, this past weekends Maleficent proves that. Lets ease up on Marvel themselves and focus on the Disney-fication of the Marvel Brand, which to me is scary as hell.

    • Right, because obviously Disney is to blame.

    • “They don’t care about making legitimately good movies”

      01100100 01101111 01100101 01110011 00100000 01101110 01101111 01110100 00100000 01100011 01101111 01101101 01110000 01110101 01110100 01100101
      “Does not compute”

      You really should listen to what I say again because I talk about Disney influence more than once.

    • I’m positive that we mentioned Disney and their business model as a contributing factor during that discussion 😉

    • You think people won’t go to see good movies so Disney are just tarting themselves out to the dumb masses.

      Have yo ever heard of iocane? You clearly have a dizzying intellect.

  2. Edge of tomorrow
    Fault in our stars
    Million ways to die
    Million dollar arm

  3. Hi Kofi. I just wanted to let you know that the reason Comixology now sucks is that amazon bought them which is why the app now directs you to amazon and makes you have to by then exsclusivly from them.

  4. Box Office Battle
    1 The Fault in our Stars
    2 Edge of Tomorrow
    3 Maleficent
    4 X-Men: Days of Future Past
    5 A Million Ways to Die in the West
    10 Million Dollar Arm

  5. Seriously guise, not because Maleficient trumped your fav cbm it deserves to go unnoticed under AMWTDITW. You screenrant Marvel+Fox fanboyz!!!

    • That made absolutely no sense…

  6. As disappointed as I was that Edgar Wright is not directing Ant-Man knew t was too good to be true. Most of his big works are totally controlled by him and has his sense of humor and he never has had to deal with major studios changing his scripts. So i think the big thing was, until now Marvel wasn’t trying to make it fit in to the MCU. They just wanted a good story that could stand on its own, and Anthony said it right, that they got that and said “Hey screw you and thanks for the script”. But I was surprised that it worked out this long. Oh well. At least we will get to see him back to doing his own thing. I bet his next movie will be a big heist movie just because he got the taste for it and hasn’t done one yet really.

    If Deadpool didn’t already have a director, or if he drops out in the future, i think Edgar Wright would be a perfect fit for that film.

  7. Still couldve used the f**kin ice….

  8. MISANDRY?!?!?! “More men need to look that up”????!!!!! Because you didn’t identify with any characters, and thought they were all weak, you say the movie is misandristic? I’ve had to go my whole life watching movies were my gender are reduced to sex objects, and blank slates because that’s what “guys” want, and one (garbage movie mind you) comes along and you are labelling it as misandry! Maybe telling men to educate themselves in misandry (god, isn’t just so systemic isn’t it, ugh) isn’t very appropriate considering what just went down in CA.
    Epic Fail on screenrant!

    • I think we make it pretty clear on the podcast (as a whole) that we’re in favor of strong female characters – and have on numerous occasions called out films where the moral or focus of the story is dismissive or offensive toward its female characters. Not all “guys” want blank slate female characters. There’s no doubt that there needs to be more female-centric stories (Kofi even mentioned Ms. Marvel in relation to our Ant-Man movie news) but shouldn’t he also be allowed to comment on a disconnect between what Maleficent is trying to do and how it comes across on screen – especially since the film is targeted at kids?

      Kofi freely admits that he might not have been able to “identify” with Brave but championed that film for presenting a character and message that girls can actually rally behind. We see a lot of movies that we can’t identify with or didn’t enjoy but we’re pretty good about knowing that we aren’t necessarily the target audience. That’s part of our job.

      As mentioned on the cast, several female critics we know had similar problems – specifically that the film presents Maleficent not as an empowered female anti-hero but as a vengeful women that was scorned by a crumby man. Should Kofi have tip-toed around that problem – especially when we would still call misogyny out if the gender roles were reversed?

      No doubt, it’s a tricky line to walk.

    • @Ripley

      I’m not sure what it is exactly you’re angry with me about. I seemed to have used the word “Misandry” and that made you upset. Again, not sure why – but I’m totally open to hearing you explain/educate if that need be the case.

  9. I do really enjoy those Frat Pack movies, but I did not like Dodgeball. I thought Stiller did ok in his role as a jerk, but I did not buy Vince Vaughen’s good guy role – I like him better when he’s playing the jerk instead. I also didn’t enjoy any of the characters on Vaughen’s dodgeball team.

  10. 1. Edge of Tomorrow
    2. X-Men: Days of Future Past
    3. Maleficent
    4. A Million Ways to Die in the West
    5. The Fault in our Stars
    10. Million Dollar Arm

  11. I have to sound off on the Marvel vs. Edgar Wright conversation just briefly. I don’t know why some of you make the assumption that it is Marvel’s big ego driving their decision making in terms of the creative direction of the properties. Maybe they just want to protect the characters AND the shared universe. Now, I love Edgar Wright as much as the rest of you do and I was disappointed that he left the project but, ultimately, it may have been that his plans for the character were not in line with the larger world plan. If that is the case, it is good that he left.

    Kofi, you were one of the few people out in the critical world whose opinions of Iron Man 3 totally jived with my own. We can agree that Shane Black is a fantastic young director but what he did with that third film was completely counter to what made Phase 1 so successful. Wouldn’t it have been better if Marvel had parted ways with him when they saw that he was glosing over the events of the previous films and remaking Kiss Kiss Bang Bang with Tony Stark outside the armor and Pepper inside? Maybe they learned their lesson. Maybe they are firing back against directors who want to stray too far from the central story that the shared universes are building.

    Oh, and another thing, Kofi. Let’s not break our arms patting ourselves on the back for calling Marvel and 20th Century Fox “switching places” as hero and villian in the film industry. Fox made two good Xmen films, three bad ones, and found its footing again with the last two films. They are still hardly as successful as Marvel/Disney at this point. One hiccup from Marvel – one perceived chink in the armor – and you are ready to write them off? I think premature, my friend.

    I love listening to your podcast because of how amazing your insights are and how it gets me fired up in agreement or disagreement. Either way, you guys are aces, all of you. Keep it up!

    • I completely agree with what you’re saying about people prematurely ready to write them off. Even if Ant-man doesn’t do well in the end, that means it’s one financially unsuccessful movie in the MCU. People are just trying to hard to dig for a story and they want to act like marvel studios in a bankruptcy crisis…… Meanwhile Avengers 2 is coming out before it, which is gonna print money.

  12. Evil Dead 2. Raimi did the original and new one.

  13. I walked out after 15 minutes of 8 million ways to die in the old west. It is the worst movie ever.

  14. 1. Edge of Tomorrow
    2. The Fault In Our Stars
    3. Maleficent
    4. X-Men: DoFP
    5. A Million Ways to Die In the West
    10. Million Dollar Arm

  15. We need to start a kickstarter to raise the $600 for Anthony to donate to the reading rainbow kickstarter so that he can ask LaVar Burton ANYTHING! 5-10 mins. of LaVar and Ant, no holds barred…worth every penny.

  16. I really enjoy Family Guy. That said, I was truly disappointed in this movie. Perhaps I was hoping for a modern version of Blazing Saddles.
    It didn’t take long for about 20 people to leave. Don’t get me wrong, I like dirty comedy. But I do however prefer it be served on a plate and not a dog dish. It was just to direct. Make the audience work for it. This movie is just another example of DUMBING OF AMERICA. Hey, that would be a good title for his next movie.

  17. We watched a million ways to die in the west.

    No offense to all the hard work involved to make this movie, but it really sucked. It wasn’t funny, jokes were obvious, just didn’t cut it.

    I would really like my money back.