Wednesday, July 25, 2012
If you go into this movie never having seen Family Guy then you will not know what it is like in the mind of Ted's writer/director/creator Seth MacFarlane. Now I do realize many people have never seen the series about the misadventures of the dysfunctional Griffin family, but I guarantee, those people have heard or read about it. I am personally a fan of the show but I do understand it is not for everyone and the same will be for this movie. It is 106 minutes of raunchy, foul-mouthed depravity and I am not sorry to say, I loved it!!!!
Ted is the story of John Bennett (played with comedic brilliance by Mark Wahlberg) who as a young boy received a teddy bear as a Christmas gift and made a very special wish to make his bear real so he could have a best friend forever. Jump 27 years later and John is a middle-aged man in a go-nowhere job with his bear still at his side, living in an apartment with John's girlfriend Lori (Mila Kunis). John and his best friend Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) share a bond so strong yet so vulgar, it would make even the filthiest pair of frat boys blush. However, the pair keep their comedic train on the tracks the entire time, never stalling for a minute.
First of all, Ted is a grade A, primo adult comedy; and I emphasize ADULT. I only do that because of some remarks I have heard about how offensive the movie is. Seriously people, that is why we have ratings and this is America, if you are offended, DON'T GO SEE IT! I give this movie major props though for one really big reason: originality. We all know the summer blockbuster season the past several years mostly shows the audience remakes (and now remakes of remakes), sequels, prequels, and now all the super hero movies. I applaud MacFarlane for giving the audience this year a hundred million dollar blockbuster based on an original idea, and what a hilarious idea it has turned out to be. All I can hope for now is, Ted will spawn a sequel of its own, or the very least, make a very special wish.
Thank you and see you at the next blog.