There are a million ways to die in the west. Don’t believe us? Consult the red-band trailer for “A Million Ways to Die in the West.”
If it wasn’t clear before, it should be clear now: this extraordinarily unsafe for work trailer emphasizes the gory, gratuitous ways people are going to die in Seth MacFarlane’s latest directorial effort. Ice blocks to the head, explosive cameras, a good old fashioned gunshot from Liam Neeson — if you can think of it, it’ll kill you, at least in MacFarlane’s world.
Set in the Wild West, MacFarlane’s “Million Ways” stars the “Family Guy” and “Ted” mastermind as Albert, a sheep farmer with a sharp wit and a weak shot. Seriously, he can’t even shoot a glass bottle off a fence from point-blank range.
It’s unfortunate, too, because Albert is about to face the great outlaw Clinch (Neeson) in battle. What chance does Albert have if he can barely hold a pistol, let alone last a second against a legendary gunslinger like Clinch? Luckily, Clinch’s estranged wife, Anna (Charlize Theron), is around to give Albert some pointers — even though Albert has a few, ah, “pointers” of his own to provide Clinch.
In addition to MacFarlane, Theron and Neeson, “A Million Ways to Die in the West” features an all-star lineup including Giovanni Ribisi, Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris and Sarah Silverman. It hits theaters on May 30.
What do you think of the “Million Ways to Die in the West” red-band trailer?