Friday, July 6, 2012

Teddy bears, strippers, and preachers

Well first off it is good to be blogging again!!!! I have taken some time off and wanted to say to all of my 8 followers (lol) that here it is.  I have been thinking to myself what I wanted to blog about and it hit me just two days ago...

I wanted to try my first movie review.  I have never done anything like this before and I want it to be good so here it goes.

The movie that I went and saw was "TED."  I had to drag Preach (aka Brett from Transformed Nonconformist).

Seth Macfarlane
"Ted" is a new movie that came out not to long ago, but the main reason we wanted to see it was because of the creator Seth Macfarlane.  Seth is the creator of many TV shows like Family Guy and American Dad to name a few.  He has a reputation of being crazy, dirty, and sometimes just down right wrong, with all of his fart jokes, and using the f bomb way too much.

For his big-screen directorial debut, Seth MacFarlane has made a traditional buddy comedy, in much the same way his animated TV show, “Family Guy, which is to say, he works within a framework, while simultaneously tearing it to shreds.

He couldn’t have asked for a better partner than Mark Wahlberg, an excellent, and eternally underappreciated, straight man. In the past, Wahlberg has generously ceded the spotlight to Christian Bale (“The Fighter”), Will Ferrell (“The Other Guys”).  Here, he plays second string to a toy.

The story, which MacFarlane wrote with “Family Guy’s” Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, introduces us to a lonely child named John, who wishes for his stuffed bear to come to life. Magically enough, it actually happens.

In another movie, John might have learned some valuable lessons from this miracle.

In this movie, John (Wahlberg) grows up to become an aimless Boston slacker whose extended adolescence is enabled by his equally juvenile stuffed animal. (The expertly computer-animated Ted is voiced by MacFarlane.)

Even John realizes there are issues in living with a talking teddy bear — chief among them, the waning patience of his girlfriend, Lori (Mila Kunis). She wants to settle down. Ted, who has the focus of an overindulged frat boy, just wants to party. And John is stuck in the middle.

Working girls!!!!
“Family Guy” fans will find that MacFarlane’s brand of skewed humor translates easily to the big screen, built as it is on razor-sharp pop-culture references, unabashedly bad taste and surprising flashes of sweetness.
Nice suit

Not every joke scores, of course. But the hits are worth the misses, and anyway, the movie’s true genius is in the way its outlandish scenario is played so perfectly straight.

Really, it doesn’t matter. True chemistry is hard to find. And by some stroke of movie magic — or sheer skill — Wahlberg and the bear make a pretty great team.

Even the President and the First Lady Party with Ted.

I have never laughed so hard in my entire life!!!! There are so many pop culture references that will keep you laughing til the end.  I hope that I have ruined the movie and you will go and see it for yourself.

Also I was at the tail end of being an 80's kid but, there are some really funny cameos that appear in the movie as well.

PS I have my own teddy bear when I was a kid....Yes it main stream.  Look in the upper right hand corner....Yep Teddy Ruxpin!!!
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  1. I don't really care for shows like Family Guy (which stars Mila Kunis, you forgot to add) but I heard it was a great movie if you like that kind of stuff. I was really impressed with this movie review. It actually made me kind of want to see the movie. lol

    (Also, I love that song. I heard it on some country music awards show a few weeks ago and keep listening to it.)

    1. I expected it to be Seth McFarlane-typical over the top raunchy, but it was really funny. I really enjoyed it.

    2. Well written, though I doubt the movie would be to my liking. It would without the raunchiness, probaby, but that's what will keep me from seeing it. You would make a good movie critic and you are already a good writer. You have potential, kid. You have all kinds of hidden or untapped talents.

  2. Good review. I'm not a fan of Family Guy, so when I saw this and realized how freakin' clever Seth MacFarlane really can be, I was taken aback and had a great time with this flick. Ted is such a great character, too, and Wahlberg works so well with him.


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