|A Million Ways to Die in the West
Starring Seth MacFarlane, Liam Neeson, Charlize Theron
I couldn’t get into the movie Ted. It just wasn’t funny to me. A large part of that was I felt Seth MacFarlane, the writer, director and voice of Ted, wasn’t pushing himself to make a what could’ve of been a great edgy comedy. Instead, he relied on his old standards, things that he’d done on Family Guy many other times before. But Ted turned out to be one of the biggest films of 2012 and the highest grossing R-rated comedy of all time. Needless to say, MacFarlane and whatever he was going to do next, was going to be met with the warmest of receptions. And that next thing was…a comedy western…wait…what? When was the last time we saw one of those, that Mel Gibson movie Maverick? Yeah, it’s been a while. But when you think about it, it wasn’t a bad idea, in fact my good man, it just may work. My God, maybe this is the moment where MacFarlane pushes himself to make a great comedy.