Mittwoch, 11. Juni 2014


 Title: A Million Ways to Die in the West
Running Time: 116 min
Director: Seth McFarlane
Starring: Seth McFarlane, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris, Liam Neeson, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman

After "Ted", Family Guy -Creator Seth McFarlane goes for the big screen a second time and (next to writing/directing of course) steps from the recording booth in front of the camera. He is joined by a great cast including Liam Neeson, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried and How I Met Your Mother Star Neil Patrick Harris. With a cast like this and a Wild West setting, the movie sounds very promising, but unfortunately does not live up to its potential at all.
The jokes are the typical MacFarlane Mix: There are great pop-culture references and hilarious cameos, random situations or lines that just make you laugh out lout, as well as cleverly written mocking of society today and back then... And then of course there is all the fart, penis, poop type of potty humor that feels out of place and really falls flat. You let a lot slide since McFarlane is such a damn likeable guy and when he manages to deliver it really is a stroke of brilliance, but very often he takes it a step to far. The love story holding it all together is, as in almost every comedy, predictable, but McFarlane and Theron have kind of a cute chemistry, and so the romantic scenes don't feel forced. They might however bore the movie goer, who is just there for the laughs.
In the end, "A Million Ways To Die in the West" is meant to be watched on a DVD night with some friends and a couple of beers: A good time, but not worth the movie ticket.

For Fans Of:
Ted (2012)
Southpark (TV-Show) 

And check out my friend's review over at B.A.'s Screentest for a second opinion!

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