Monday, January 26, 2015
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
Surprisingly, the answer would be that it has a lot going for it. The first thing is the cast. Charlize Theron is great as the reluctant wife of the baddest ass in the west (played somewhat ironically by Liam Neeson--not exactly your traditional American outlaw). Sarah Silverman and Neil Patrick Harris are excellent in their supporting roles. The script, written by 'Family Guy" Seth MacFarlane and is entirely consistent with his previous work. So while this might look on the surface like it would be unbearably dumb, it is not. It is entirely well tolerated, not for the young, but would definitely be perfect for teenage boys, but not to watch with their mothers.