The wild west was no place for the weak. That notion is front and center in Seth MacFarlane’s comedy, A Million Ways to Die in the West. Along with writing, directing and producing it, he stars as a slight farmer who finds his world turned upside down when he meets a beautiful woman (Charlize Theron) and must face-off with the meanest outlaw (Liam Neeson) in the land. Unlike “Ted,” which was more of a conventional story, however, it appears the movie is going to have a lot of “Family Guy”-like tangential jokes that point out how easy it is to die horribly in the west. A wild bull, an ice block and an exploding camera flash bulb are just a few highlighted in the trailer. Those and the accompanying filthy dialogue that’s even funnier because it comes from some unexpected sources are good for a wincing laugh. Watch above.
A Million Ways to Die in the West stars Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi and Neil Patrick Harris.
After a cowardly sheep farmer (Seth MacFarlane) backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend (Amanda Seyfried) leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman (Charlize Theron) rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. But when her husband (Liam Neeson), a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test.
A Million Ways to Die in the West gunfights into US theaters on May 30, 2014 and UK theaters on June 6, 2014.
January 30, 2014 @ 2:34 pm SIAM
Its trying to be hard to be funny. I don’t like it.
January 30, 2014 @ 2:43 pm pm
Odd. Something about it is just … odd.
January 30, 2014 @ 4:14 pm frommel
The profanity is out of place. It actually makes the trailer uncomforatble to watch because it sounds so unnatural.
January 30, 2014 @ 11:11 pm HeavyAV
A MacFarlane specialty.
February 5, 2014 @ 9:16 pm TexasDave
None of them look or talk like they belong in the old west.
January 30, 2014 @ 2:55 pm Rock Jr.
Blazing Saddles, reaffirmed as the perfect Western comedy.
February 2, 2014 @ 9:27 am Introductory Price
That’s an automatic. I think Blazing Saddles is the [i]only[/i] Western comedy.
January 30, 2014 @ 3:04 pm Twinky
This is going to suck.
January 30, 2014 @ 3:29 pm Mile Marker 194
I’m willing to bet the cameos are going to be killer. Was that Jackie Chan as the Indian chief?
June 6, 2014 @ 4:42 am jimmy holds
yes it is but he did not wanted any mentions about it is what the news says!
January 30, 2014 @ 6:18 pm Noisy Mouse
Disappointed for many reasons. :( Mostly though because Neil Patrick Harris didn’t break out in a song.
January 30, 2014 @ 6:39 pm charade
Not high on what I’m seeing but hey at least it isn’t a retread of a movie that doesn’t need to be made over.
January 30, 2014 @ 7:03 pm Gurdy
Good touch getting Giovanni Ribisi to reprise his freaky dance from Ted.
February 2, 2014 @ 6:31 pm Lights Camera Reaction
I love Seth MacFarlane, so naturally I’m super excited for this.
February 21, 2014 @ 1:04 pm themoviebuffs
It’s just hard to pull out a good comedy movie. But this one maybe will get more criticism rather than credit.