Compared to 2012’s “Ted”, Seth MacFarlane’s “A Million Ways to Die in the West” seems like child’s play. But as with all Seth MacFarlane’s movies, you’d really need to be a fan to get it and love it.
Famed for being an oddity, Seth MacFarlane takes the “wild, wild, west” idea for this comedy flick (set in an era that we can’t possibly relate to) and turns it into a familiar time with a modern dialect. Oh, and humourous, too. Of course, his humour largely revolves around farts, sex, crap (as in manure), and a little violence.
It’s not something everyone can stomach so if you’re not ready to watch Neil Patrick Harris have explosive diarrhoea into a hat, you shouldn’t even bother going for the movie.
What’s worth watching though is, two words, Charlize Theron. It’s not every day that we get to see her in an old west comedy that comes complete with the set, costumes, and locations. Heck, it’s not every day that we get to see her in a comedy, even. Let’s not forget that there’s also Sarah Silverman, who plays a hooker who doesn’t believe in premarital sex with her fiancée.
We repeat, a hooker. Who doesn’t believe in premarital sex. Yup. Also, we love Amanda Seyfried for her beautiful big eyes and her charm but her role didn’t really do her acting skills any justice. If anything, her appearance in the movie just made us feel like we’re back in the days of “Mean Girls”.
Why we think you should watch “A Million Ways to Die in the West”? It’s visually very impressive. And the gags will keep coming albeit predictable. But hey, who can fault the trademark Seth MacFarlane humour, right? One thing though, you’d have a hard time trying to detach yourself away from the image of “Ted” whenever Seth MacFarlane speaks in the movie. True story!
What you can expect? Oh, only about a million ways to die laughing.
Protip: Keep a lookout for some special guest appearances in the flick. Not to give too much away but there’s a certain time traveling car in there. Just saying!
For more information, visit the movie’s official website.
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