Matt Brown movie reviews "Ted" MATT BROWN MOVIE CRITIC Hey there fans, I saw Ted. It stars Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, and Seth MacFarlane. Seth MacFarlane was also the writer and director. It is the story of a boy that wished his teddy bear to come alive and what happens when he is an adult with that same teddy bear. I enjoyed it but I had higher expectations in terms comedy but was surprised in terms of heart.
The comedy in this movie was basically like an episode of Family Guy, but more extreme because of the freedom of the 'R' rating. The comedy was both shocking and silly, and filled with pop culture references. The problem for me with this film was how it was marketed; as basically a non-stop laugh riot. I was definitely laughing but not as much as I had expected, also the trailer used too many of the good jokes. Comedies really have to be careful not to put too much out there because sometimes it can ruin the film. I would not say this was ruined by the trailers but let me down a little bit.
I really thought the characters were more endearing than I had figured, well the two main characters at least. Wahlberg was both funny and likable. Seth Macfarlane was basically a funner version of one of his Family Guy characters. Mila Kunis was not really given much chance to be funny and got stuck being the complaining girlfriend. There were some great guest stars such as: Patrick Warburton who voices Joe Swanson on Family Guy, Matt Walsh, Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi, narration by Patrick Stewart, and more I do not wanna ruin.
It was a technically strong film. The CG was great on Ted and suitably adorable. The fight choreography was fantastic,very reminiscent of Family Guy. Seth MacFarlane did voice work that was great as you would expect from someone who does so much animated voice work. I thought MacFarlane did a good job, technically, on his first movie.
If you enjoy Seth MacFarlane's work on Family Guy, American Dad, and the Cleveland Show then I think you have to see this movie even for full price. I think it is still worth a $5 movie night or matinee price movie. I am going to see Savages next and then The Dark Knight Rises at it's midnight release. Until then. firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter @LCSEntertainmnt POSTED 07/17/2012 12:37