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PLOT: A cowardly sheep farmer (Seth MacFarlane) recently dumped by his girlfriend (Amanda Seyfried) can’t believe his luck when he’s befriended by a gorgeous sharp-shooter (Charlize Theron). Little does he know, her husband (Liam Neeson) is a notorious killer bent on killing his wife’s new man. REVIEW: It can’t be denied that Seth... Read More...

Universal Pictures You might think that Seth MacFarlane would be the perfect guy to make the boldest Western comedy since Blazing Saddles. After 40 years there’s still no topping Mel Brooks there in terms of genre parody, historical satire, sharp political incorrectness as social statement or even the lowbrow humors of slapstick, raunch and gross-out gags. But MacFarlane, who tackles all those areas of comedy in his TV series and movies, doesn’t even come close to being Brooks’ successor with his sophomore directorial effort, A Million Ways to Die in the West.

Review: 'A Million Ways To Die In The West' Starring Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron & Liam Neeson Even if you’re not a fan of Seth MacFarlane, you have to acknowledge that the comedic multi-hyphenate has built an empire with his quick-fire, profanity-laced delivery and encyclopedic understanding of pop culture. You’ve got to give him something for the fearlessness, and possibly tonal cluelessness, with which he tackles material. The problem of course is that, armed with that gusto, MacFarlane often belly flops when he’s outside of his comfort zone.

Watch: 6 Clips And New Images From Seth MacFarlane's 'A Million Ways To Die In The West' It really does feel like Seth MacFarlane is living the dream—capitalizing on the success of "Ted" by writing, producing, directing and starring in "A Million Ways to Die in the West." Westerns are notoriously tricky box office fare but if the new promotional material, here in the form of six clips and eleven images, is anything to judge by, fans of "Ted" can rest easy.

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