Being a fan of the Family Guy television series I ventured in to the cinema with high hopes for this film as it is by Seth Macfarlane, the creator of Family Guy.
However after watching Ted, I felt that it was lacking something in the humour, although the film was definitely funny in parts it wasn’t laugh out loud funny like Family Guy, I thought the actual film altogether was better than the comedy, which in a lot of parts has an American style feel to it and does not work over here. That aside though, it was an enjoyable film.
The story follows a boy who makes his teddy bear come to life through a magic wish and becomes best friends with him, all the way up to the age of 35 which is where the main story begins. The film features some great actors such as Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Giovanni Ribisi who, although it’s only a comedy, take on their roles well, especially Ribisi.
Fans of the Family Guy series will enjoy Ted because not only does it have the crude controversial humour of Family Guy, it also has many of the actors who do the voice overs for the show such as; Mila Kunis (Meg), Patrick Stewart (a common narrator), Patrick Warburton (Joe) and of course Seth Macfarlane (Peter and Brian) who voices Ted.
The director and writer of the film, Seth Macfarlane, is responsible for the creation of many cartoon series’, some of which are; Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show.
The great thing about watching Ted is that it is as though you are watching a 106 minute long episode of Family Guy, and that is what it seems like, a Family Guy episode. They have taken some of the great aspects of the series and put them in to a film and made actual people act them out, one example being the scene where Mark Wahlberg is naming the white-trash girl names which he improvised on the spot.
If you are a fan of Family Guy I would urge you to go and see this film.