Sound Off: 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
May 30, 2014
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "From the guy who brought you Ted." Is it anywhere near as good as Ted? Now playing in theaters is the latest big screen comedy from Seth MacFarlane, who writes, directs and stars in A Million Ways to Die in the West, a parody on westerns. Joining him in the wild west is an excellent cast featuring Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Silverman and Liam Neeson. So how is it? Best comedy of the summer or waste of time? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your own thoughts on A Million Ways to Die in the West.
Spoiler Warning: We strongly urge everyone to actually see the film before reading ahead, as there may be spoilers below. We also encourage all commenters to keep major spoilers from the film to a minimum, if possible. However, this is an open discussion from this point on! Beware of spoilers, don't ruin this movie!
Note: I haven't seen the movie yet, so here is an excerpt from Ethan's positive review of the movie: "Yes, A Million Ways to Die in the West is about 15 minutes too long and could use a little more frequent laughter. But when a joke lands, it lands hard with some gigantic laughs. This may not be a future classic like Blazing Saddles, and it's probably not even the best comedy of the year when all is said and done, but it's hardly terrible. Seth MacFarlane works as a charmingly arrogant everyman, and he's crafted an original comedy that takes risks other writers and directors don't in this genre." Agree? Do the jokes outshine the rest of it?
What did you think of MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West? Hilarious or terrible?
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