Thursday, June 12, 2014
A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST REVIEW
Its sad when the best part of a comedy movie is in the trailer. This is no exception. A Million Ways To Die In The West stars Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Giovani Ribisi, Neil Patrick Harris, Amanda Seyfried, and Sarah Silverman. Seth MacFarlane writes, directs, produces, and stars in this movie. This is his follow up to Ted, a film that I really enjoyed. lets get to the story
Now I really like this cast and I like the cameos, they're pretty cool. However most of the jokes are cringe worthy. Only a few are really good. Its clear what Macfarlane wanted to do, which is make a modern day story in an old west back ground doesn't always work. Its at its best when its NOT trying to be so funny. I liked the premise, but because it's MacFarlane, I expected more.
At almost 2 hours, the movie is too long. MacFarlane wrote a book to it first which I found very funny. And some of the best bits in it, did not appear in the movie. The score and cinematography are rich and interesting, and while MacFarlane and Theron are good, the rest of the cast doesn't have a lot to do.
Overall A Million Ways To Die In The West isn' terrible, I just expected more. Its a rental, and not a buy. I give A Million Ways to die in the west a C.