Excerpt: Seth McFarlane afronta parodiar el Género entre los Géneros con el respeto que merece y sin dejar de ser fiel a sí mismo. El resultado es una película simpática y divertida, salpicada de genialidades pero que no alcanza la calidad de trabajos anteriores.
Excerpt: This is a vanity project from the get-go, and you have to believe that MacFarlane was simply unwilling to cut his own material. That’s too bad, because “A Million Ways to Die in the West” would only have benefitted from gutting it by half an hour.
Excerpt: Writer/director Seth MacFarlane stars in ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West,’ which centres on a cowardly farmer’s bid for love that forces him into a gunfight with an opponent way out of his league.
Excerpt: Even when individual bits and a general affability make somewhat more of an impression than the movie as a whole, this fun-while-it-lasts lark is hard to dislike through the dead spots a tumbleweed could blow through. It shouldn’t kill you.
Excerpt: The problem with the screenplay, written by MacFarlane and his two writing partners from Ted and Family Guy, is that it tries to combine an irreverent and absurdist parody with a Judd Apatow-style rom-com where a common schlub hooks up with one of the world’s most beautiful women simply because he’s a “nice guy”. If MacFarlane’s overblown ego didn’t lead him to unwisely cast himself in the part, it would have Seth Rogen’s name written all over it.
Excerpt: Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but a true celebration of the art of the past takes it, embraces it and moves it forward. Seth MacFarlane hasn’t quite learned that lesson yet with A Million Ways to Die in the West a prime example of how to imitate, but not innovate.
Excerpt: Let us just say that edgy huckster Seth MacFarlane and his irreverent western romp A Million Ways to Die in the West will not make the legendary Mel Brooks or his iconic Blazing Saddles lose sleep anytime soon…the covered wagons suffer from the wobbly wheels of strained laughs in the outlandish but uneven West.
Excerpt: Of the hundred or so gags, jokes, and one-liners that comic genius Seth MacFarlane throws at the wall over the course of this bawdy and sometimes grotesque Western comedy, nearly half of them connect with a funny bone.