One of We Got This Covered’s most anticipated movies of the summer, Seth MacFarlane’s comedy western A Million Ways to Die in the West, is either going to be side-splittingly hilarious and horrifying (like MacFarlane’s Oscar hosting gig), or disappointingly scattershot (like his last big-screen venture, Ted). If today’s red band trailer for the film is any indication, however, A Million Ways to Die in the West may well prove to be the Family Guy funnyman’s most uproarious creation to date.
Though we’ve seen a few of the jokes in this trailer before, the new material on display is fantastic. MacFarlane is a master at pushing buttons, and it looks like he’s found a way to twist his Wild West setting into a place nutty enough to still offend modern sensibilities. And to be clear, that’s a wonderful thing. Check it out below:
I was a little disappointed by Ted, which had a great concept but wound up mired in seriously unfunny material by the time its final act rolled around. As long as MacFarlane has spent enough time on A Million Ways to Die in the West to make sure that it doesn’t fall into the same trap, audiences should be in for a real treat.
Especially with the cast MacFarlane has lined up, A Million Ways to Die in the West will likely do gangbusters at the box office. Aside from him, the film stars Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Neil Patrick Harris, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman and Christopher Lloyd.
A Million Ways to Die in the West opens on May 30th.