Monday, March 11, 2013
Ted (2012) review
I finally decided to check out this movie from all the hype I've heard about it, but I realized that it was moslty just hype. This movie is pretty funny and cool, but it isn't as fresh as it wants to be.
PLOT:When he was a little boy, John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) wished that his teddy bear could talk. That next morning, John woke up to find out that his wish came true. Fast forward to 27 years later, and we see that John and Ted (Seth MacFarlene) are still the best of friends. However, things start getting complicated when John's girlfriend of four years, Lori (Mila Kunis), starts wanting John to grow up and move away from Ted. Ted must now get a job and find his own place or sacrifice John and Lori's relationship for his friendship. It's a good plot executed very well.
ACTING:The acting in here is alright. The performances weren't excellent, but they got the job done failry well. Mark Wahlberg played a respectable part as John Bennett, but it wasn't terribly good. Mila Kunis played a pretty good part as Lori as well; however, the best performance would have to be of Seth MacFarlene as Ted. He uses a familiar voice to play the part of the trash-mouthed, pot-smoking teddy bear in a very funny and comedic way. The other shiners would be Patrick Warburton as Guy, Patrick Stewart as the narrator, Alex Borstein as John's mom, and Giovanni Ribisi as Donny.
SCORE:The score was okay and used in a comedic tone, but it wasn't the best and it didn't fit a whole lot.
EFFECTS:The effects in here were pretty good and pretty cool. The effects used to make the live, moving teddy bear were cool and fairly realistic. The scene that really wowed me in here was the part where Ted and John started fighting. That was pretty awesome effects-wise.
OTHER CONTENT:This movie wasn't as good as some people make it out to be, but it was pretty cool. This movie was funny with a unique twist and an entertaining storyline, but it had several problems. The main idea of this movie (romance or bromance) has been overdone and is a bit generic, some of the jokes are hit-and-miss, and the tonal shifts often throw everything off balance. It is supposed to be a rowdy comedy, but it could have been much better than it really was if it wanted to.
OVERALL,a good comedy with a good plot, alright acting, comedic score, cool effects, lots of funny humor, a unique twist, and an entertaining storyline, but the main idea is generic, some of the jokes don't hit right, and the tone shifts too much to feel comfortable.