So, let me start off by saying I was in a packed theater with no more than ten females present. I guess they were all off seeing Channing Tatum’s bare ass while I was seeing Mark Wahlberg’s bare ass. There was the one spoiler I am giving you. I know ladies…you are now trading in your tickets for tonight to see ‘Ted’ instead.
Earlier this year I made the statement that ’21 Jump Street’ would be the funniest movie to come out this year. I now retract said statement. ‘Ted’ brought me to tears due to laughter more times than I could count. If you had any fears that Seth MacFarlane’s humor wouldn’t translate to the big screen…have them no more. It translates and it translates oh so well.
‘Ted’ 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. John’s girlfriend Lori (Mila Kunis) wants to move on with their lives together and feels Ted (Seth MacFarlane) is in the way of that happening.
If you’re looking for “smart funny” go somewhere else. Why the fuck would you be expecting that? This movie is exactly what you think it’s going to be and that’s a great thing. While this movie can appeal to everyone it’s definitely aimed at the products of the 80′s and 90′s. There are some jokes that may be lost on the younger crowd. But even if you you’ve never seen them you will probably still laugh and sort of get the numerous ‘Top Gun’ and ‘Flash Gordon’ references. And how would it be a Seth MacFarlane movie without the cameos? As stated I am keeping this review 99% spoiler free but there are moments you are not going to expect in this movie and they are great.
One worry I had about this movie was how believable was it going to be seeing Ted throughout the movie. The CG is great and there are times when I honestly forgot that it was CG. There’s a scene in the opening when Ted meets a certain late night talk show host that left me wondering “How did they pull that off?”
Overall ‘Ted’ is a hilarious and fun movie. If you don’t laugh at all within the first five minutes of the film…go get your money back and go see something else. But then again if you’re on this site I honestly expect you to laugh multiple times within the first five minutes and the entire duration of the movie. ‘Ted’ is one of those comedies that you will be able to watch over and over again and still laugh at the jokes.