A Million Ways: Nerd Love in the WILDEST West
A Million Ways to Die in the West is a rude, crude, over the top, racist, anachronistic, shocking, laugh out loud while slapping your forehead and groaning comedy with a cohesive story and really sweet cameos and I mean sweet in a cool kind of way not in an endearing one. The nerds will have something new to talk about at Salt Lake Comic Con – Great Scott!
Neil Patrick Harris uses his vocal range to come off as the perfect smarmy man with a mustache. While he is making puns – really clever puns – and laughing at them with a weird face and breathy guffaw, he is also stealing the nerd’s, played by Seth MacFarlane, girlfriend, played by doe-eyed Amanda Seyfried. Fortunately, Charlize Theron shows up as the closet nerd, hot chick to teach the nerd how to shoot and gain confidence.
As long as you ignore the ideas behind “Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds,” the story is one that you expect and that ends predictably. However, that is the only thing predictable about this movie. Even though you know the deaths are coming, and there aren’t a million of them – more like 17, but I wasn’t counting – they still come fast and furious without any street racers being involved.
Sight gags, comedic violence and gore along with pushing the envelope right over the cliff make this movie funny, but it is the smart gags that make it amazing. The cast can act. The incomparable Sarah Silverman, the only reason why I decided to see the movie, was fabulously dirty while seemingly virginal, or maybe she was seemingly virginal… no, I had it right the first time. Giovanni Ribisi does naiveté really well. Liam Neeson plays the bad guy.
If you go to see A Million Ways to Die in the West stayed through the ending credits. You might find that laughter and incredulity are a couple of the ways to die.
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