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 6 years ago '06        #1
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Ted (2012)
 

 


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Release Date: June 29, 2012
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Seth MacFarlane
Screenwriter: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel McHale, Seth MacFarlane, Patrick Warburton, Jessica Stroup, Laura Vandervoort
Genre: Live Action/CG-Animated Comedy
MPAA Rating: R (for crude and s3xual content, pervasive language, and some drug use)
Official Website: TedisReal.com
Review: 8/10 Rating
DVD Review: Not Available
DVD: Not Available
Movie Poster: One-Sheet | Teaser
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Plot Summary: "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of "Ted." In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish... and has refused to leave his side ever since.

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 6 years ago '08        #2
The Fifth KD 2 heat pts
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Saw it last night with my niccas and I have to say:

For good and for naught: this is a Seth MacFarlane product and if you are familiar with his work, you know what to expect.

Lets start with the bad: 80's references are the main course here, people. Seth continues his obsession with making you relive the nostalgic moments of his childhood and much of the humor revolves around now obscure references; with a huge chunk of the movie dedicated to a running gag involving the cheesy 80's film adaptation of Flash Gordon.

There's also the usual MacFarlane-isms: the use of cutaways, a pointless overtly long f!ght scene, humor steeped in pop culture, race, s3x, and body functions, references to Family Guy, and the usual absurdist gags.

However (onto the good)

a huge chunk of the movie is fun. When Seth lets the stoner childhood buddy relationship flow through Wahlberg and Ted, it shines very brightly. Ill give Seth props: he and his writers really stepped up their dialogue skills. Much of the humor is faster than typical MacFarlane fare and forces you to actually listen; and the absurdist atmosphere present in Seth's work is utilized excellently in certain key scenes (the ted's apartment party scene is the highlight of the movie and the culmination of what makes Ted enjoyable).

Also, a bit off topic: the casting director has a great eye for women. Several of the supporting cast and extras are damn good looking enough to have me out loud saying "who is that?"

Otherwise, Wahlberg, Kunis, and MacFarlane all deliver very well with what their given, and Giovanni Ribisi shows up to play an extra creepy stalker obsessed with Ted.

Ted is funny, yet sags when it has to put energy into the formulaic "choose childhood buddy or love" plot. Refreshing when it utilizes the better points of MacFarlane's brand of humor, but suffers in instances from that same brand. But I can't say I didn't enjoy myself.

My score: 6.5-7/10
 6 years ago '04        #3
JFamis 235 heat pts235
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I really liked it. Probably give it a 3.75/5. I rounded up in the voting.
 6 years ago '04        #4
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4/5 -- hysterical movie and the cast worked perfectly well together. I'd love to see a sequel.
 6 years ago '11        #5
whouthinkitis 18 heat pts18
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 RYLNYC said:
4/5 -- hysterical movie and the cast worked perfectly well together. I'd love to see a sequel.
I agree it was just like watching a live version of Family Guy.
 6 years ago '05        #6
s4s|M 23 heat pts23
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4/5

If you love Family Guy you'll love this movie. The only criticism I have is that towards the end of the movie the jokes die down a bit, still a must watch though. Second funniest movie this year next to The Dictator.
 6 years ago '05        #7
Dillinger805 4 heat pts
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 s4s said:
4/5

If you love Family Guy you'll love this movie. The only criticism I have is that towards the end of the movie the jokes die down a bit, still a must watch though. Second funniest movie this year next to The Dictator.
ya its solid movie, i dont know if u can watch this over and over but i would say its a fun movie to see with friends and good to catch on HBO once it hits
 6 years ago '07        #8
Kinglew88 14 heat pts14
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I was crying during that f!ght scene I thought it was perfect

4/5 easily & that flash gordon sh*t was epic
 06-30-2012, 06:13 PM         #9
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4/5. The first 3/4th of the movie were fu*kin amazing. The last part dragged a bit but not badly enough to ruin an otherwise great comedy. And Captain Picard had me dying with those ridiculous voice overs.
 6 years ago '10        #10
Trill Livin 65 heat pts65
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the End where
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 07-01-2012, 12:18 AM         #11
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where can i stream this?
 6 years ago '10        #12
Troublesome91 48 heat pts48
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fuking hilarious 4.5/5
 6 years ago '04        #13
Drug Free|M 11 heat pts11
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i hate family guy and i loved this movie
 6 years ago '05        #14
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 RYLNYC said:
4/5 -- hysterical movie and the cast worked perfectly well together. I'd love to see a sequel.
same here i laughed through the whole movie. the jokes hit just right i couldn't stop. i thought between scenes it kinda lagged a bit but it was solid. i need to see a sequel.
 6 years ago '07        #15
TH35 104 heat pts104
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3.5/5 funny movie
 6 years ago '08        #16
Hiero 112 heat pts112
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This movie was hilarious. It dragged a bit during the middle but it picks up. Would definitely watch again.

Agreed with Hogue, 3.5/5 for me.
 6 years ago '04        #17
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Saw this movie last night and i must say it's fu*kin hilarious.. laughed the whole way through, though it had it's moments where it was slow but overall it was a really good movie.. 2 up


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 6 years ago '05        #18
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 Drug Free said:
i hate family guy and i loved this movie
Hopefully it's nothin like Family Guy cuz I hate that sh*t too
 07-03-2012, 08:35 PM         #19
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 whouthinkitis said:
I agree it was just like watching a live version of Family Guy.
exactly.. that's what I went in expecting, that's what I got.. can't complain. I lol @ people who call this a piece of sh*t or say it sucked because they were completely oblivious to what the movie would be like. you watched the trailer you stupid fu*ks, get a clue.
 6 years ago '04        #20
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