A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

 million ways to die in the west“I’m not the hero. I’m the guy in the crowd making fun of the hero’s shirt; that’s who I am. ” – Albert

Number of Times Seen – 1 (15 Jun 2014)

Brief Synopsis – A young sheep farmer tries to get by in the old west

My Take on it – I must admit that I’m not the biggest fan of McFarlane and his movies (I actually turned Ted (2012) off after 20 minutes or so), but I figured it couldn’t hurt to give this one a try.

I can’t say that I loved it, but there were so many aspects of it that were done extremely well by McFarlane.

He built an entire movie filled with proof to debunk as many Western cliches as he could…and he was extremely successful in doing so.

I cracked a smile (not a laugh, just a smile) so many times throughout this movie when situations and comments that we take for granted in Westerns were systematically proven to be so silly.

The plot itself isn’t the brightest one, but that’s really the point; this movie doesn’t need a plot as long as it gets its point across (which is does so well).

This movie makes you say WTF about so many things that we have seen in the hundreds and hundreds of Westerns over the years and it makes one wonder why no one else ever tried to point this info out beforehand.

Also has some great surprise cameos. 🙂

Bottom Line – Not the best plot, but McFarlane makes this so much fun by actually pointing out the many flaws in movies portraying life in the west.  Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy


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18 thoughts on “A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

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  2. Didn’t work for me much, but I’m very intrigued by our positions relative to Macfarlane’s filmography: I LOVED Ted, but apparently it didn’t work for you. Whereas you liked this one more than I did. MOvies are awesome!!


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