“a million ways to die in the west”
Charlize Theron, if not THE most beautiful woman in the world, is certainly one of them as she shows in her, what has become a classic, Dior perfume ad. She has proven her ability as a dramatic actress winning an Oscar for her mesmerizing performance in “Monster”. Now, in “A Million Ways To Die In The West” she shows she has the chops for comedy holding her own, and more, against Seth MacFarlane.
MacFarlene wrote the screenplay, with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, co-produced “Millions“ , directed the film and stars in the film. It tries to be a better satire/comedy on all the old western films but in no way does it even come close to the brilliance, satire and fun of Mel Brook’s “Blazing Saddles” which starred, was directed by and had the screenplay written by Mr. Brooks!
One glaring comparison where MacFarlane really fails is a ’farting’ scene which just turns gross in “Million” whereas in Brooks film you never fail to laugh out loud no matter how many times you see it. MacFarlene also has Mr. Brooks to thank for introducing farting on the Hollywood screen.
MacFarlene is a good looking man with an easy manner but he is taking the easy way out with using the F word and putting it in the mouth of his female stars along with other crude/rude words not too mention jokes based on all and every body fluids you can think of and repeating them.
Along with MacFarlene, and Theron, Liam Neeson as a gunslinger, Amanda Seyfried as MacFarlene’s girlfriend, Sarah Silverman as a prostitute and Giovanni Ribisi as her virgin boyfriend (don’t ask) also starring is Neil Patrick Harris in what has to be the nadir in his career in the scene that ends the farting scene!
“A Million Ways To Die In The West” is the latest in a string of man/boy comedies that presents vulgarity as comedy and isn’t funny. The film seems never ending and the way it ends is no surprise as is anything else nor the fact that it will be a hit with boys under 30. The film is rated R.
Do yourself a favor, even if you have seen it before, watch “Blazing Saddles” instead of going to see ““A Million Ways To Die In The West”, unless like me you will sit through any film to watch Charlize Theron!