Thursday, 9 August 2012

Ted Review

Ted is the latest creation from the mind of Seth Macfarlane - otherwise known as the creator of Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show and more. Ted is his first live-action movie - has he been able to carry his TV magic over to the big screen? For the most part, yes.

Ted is an entertaining comedy with plenty of funny moments, helped along by the excellent cast - many of which are Family Guy veterans. Mark Wahlberg is surprisingly likeable as John Bennett, and Mila Kunis is fun (as always) as Lori, John's long-term girlfriend. And then of course there's Ted, voiced by Macfarlane, it is he who delivers the majority of the funny moments. While it's hard to deny the character sounds almost exactly like Peter Griffin, that doesn't make him any less funny.

However, this being from the creator of Family Guy, you can imagine there might be a few jokes that just miss the mark, and unfortunately that does happen here. It's not a huge problem, but sometimes these less than funny moments drag on a little longer than I would have liked.

Something that should be praised though, is the way Ted is portrayed on the big screen. For a character that's completely computer-generated he looks very real, and is a surprisingly believable character.

The story behind Ted is a simple one. Ted is John's best friend, but a bad influence. John's girlfriend Lori is sick of their irresponsible behaviour and wants Ted to move out. It's a story that's been done before, and it's a shame they couldn't have gone for something a little more original - but that doesn't stop it from being entertaining and one of the best comedies of the Summer.

If your looking for a simple, funny movie, then Ted won't disappoint. It's got a great cast and a lot of funny moments, but there's no denying that the jokes are hit and miss and the plot is unoriginal. But in the end though, it's still a comedy worth seeing.


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