Friday, June 29, 2012

Movie Review: "Ted"

Family Guy creator, Seth MacFarlane makes the jump to features with his movie, Ted, telling the story of a boy's teddy bear who came to life, but now the boy is a man, and the bear has become a dirty mouthed, pot smoking slacker.  Like all of MacFarlane's work, Ted is rude, crude, and socially unacceptable.  Some of what MacFarlane finds funny could be seen as poor taste, but occasionally there are moments that are so ridiculous they are funny, such as Sam Jones, the actor who played Flash Gordon in that ill-fated '80s movie making a cameo appearance.  Bottom line, if you're a fan of MacFarlane's television work, then you'll be at home with Ted, where MacFarlane can push the envelope even further at times with an R-rating.  Personally, I find MacFarlane's sense of humor often offensive, in particular his religious jabs and his jokes about those with mental handicaps, but as I said above, often Ted is just so ridiculous, it is funny.

I give Ted a D+

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