I remember hearing about Ted some time back and my first reaction was, this has to be a joke! But, then after hearing that Seth MacFarlane was involved then my anticipation and excitement was starting to get fueled with the idea of a film and about living Teddy Bear with a foul mouth!
Ted – Cute, Cuddly, Rude and Very Funny! – Blazing Minds Film Review
The first thing that I do have to say about Ted, is that if you are easily offended, then you may want to give Ted a wide berth, but to be honest you’ll be missing out on one of this years funniest and craziest movies to hit the cinema screens in years, so bite the bullet people!
In 1985 young John Bennet, a lonely Jewish eight-year-old gets a surprise at Christmas when he is given a Teddy Bear and name it Ted, then one night he does any lonely eight old would do, he makes a wish for Ted could talk
Now if there’s one thing you can be sure of, it’s that nothing is more powerful than a young boy’s wish. Except an Apache helicopter. An Apache helicopter has machine guns AND missiles. It is an unbelievably impressive complement of weaponry, an absolute death machine.
So the next morning, Ted is walking and talking in a cute cuddly kind of way scaring the living daylights out of John’s parents. But then Ted becomes a celebrity, but shortly after the public become tired of this phenomenon and so Ted goes back to hanging out with his “Thunder Buddy” John.
No matter how big a splash you make in this world whether you’re Corey Feldman, Frankie Muniz, Justin Bieber or a talking teddy bear, eventually, nobody gives a shit.
Jump forward some years and now we find a 35 year-old John (Mark Wahlberg), lazing around with Ted smoking pot, kicking back and generally just being right slackers, with John’s girlfriend Lori (Mila Kunis), slowly getting tired of the slacker attitude and wanting John to grow up and Ted to let John get on with his own life.
Gags, Gags and more Gags
As with anything that Seth MacFarlane does you just know that there are going to moments where the gags really start pushing the boundaries of decency and bad taste and Ted is no exception with plenty of sexist and racially offensive gags flying around. But that’s the point of this foul mouth bear and it’s funny.
As the film progresses you start to get love this foul-mouthed bear and even when the plot takes a turn and brings in the rather psychopathic father (Giovanni Ribisi) and his somewhat creepy son (Aedin Mincks) who want Ted, the story does slow does somewhat and it did put a somewhat of dampener on the flow of the film, but then even clown have to cry every once in a while
Even Seth MacFarlane pokes at himself at one point with Ted saying “Come on, I can’t do Peter Griffin.” a real joke for Family Guy fans everywhere.
Ted’s running time is just short of 2 hours and boy that time flew, one minute I was settling down to watch the film and the next thing I know my sides and face were hurting from all the laughing I’d done and the film was finishing, I always say that a good film, not matter how long it is, will race by while you’re watching it.
Also, don’t forget to look out some of the great cameos from the likes of Patrick Warburton (Joe in Family Guy) and Alex Borstein (Lois in Family Guy).
Ted RED BAND Trailer (Contains Bad Language)
Overall Thoughts For Ted
Ted will offend some people it’s guaranteed, but, it’s so funny, yes the kidnapping sequence down slow the film down and the chase sequence after does seem a little out-of-place, but it does play in to the following scenes.
If you’re a fan of Family Guy and American Dad then you’re going to love Ted and even if you aren’t the idea of a pot smoking, bear drinking, foul-mouthed bear is just something you have to see
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