We’re the Millers (2013)

Director R.M. Thurber did an excellent job in setting out a clear cut premise, featuring an even more interesting cast and most importantly some solid humor. Continue reading

Star Trek (2009)

Directed by J.J. Abrams There is consensus among film critics that many remakes in the last couple of years have influenced the originality in movies way too negatively. However, it’s safe to state that J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek belongs to the most … Continue reading

Total Recall (2012)

Believe it or not, Total Recall is actually based on a short science-fiction story which was written by the American writer Philip K. Dick. This entire modern approach to Dick’s novel ‘We Can Remember It For You Wholesale’ disappoints hugely and prevents a thorough comparison with the classic from 1990. Continue reading

Yes Man (2008)

Directed by Peyton Reed | Year 2008 Based on the autobiographic bestseller written by Danny Wallace, Yes Man is exactly the type of movie you expect. If you are a Jim Carrey hater, this movie is worse than the noisy-popcorn-munching person … Continue reading

Ted

“We better start doing stupid shit!” The dirtiest and funniest teddy of the year wastes no time and spares no one. No girl is safe for him. No boy wants to be with him. John is the only exception. Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, has truly outdone himself with this debut.

When he was 8, John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg, I know I know!) got his teddy named Ted. John was a loner and so he wished Ted could talk. You know: nothing is more powerful than the sole wish of a little boy. TED… it was alive! Thirty years later John and Ted have become exemplified soul mates. Girls love them, boys fear them.

What struck me while watching Ted was how accurately it had been filmed. After all it is a comedy and we would expect lame dialogues and even lamer scenes, right? Adults with teddy bears, what is so fun about that? Not a single thing. But MacFarlane managed to create something exceptional out of nothing. The over sexed Ted is nothing compared to the various dialogues, over sexed as never heard before. Even the dirtiest minds will be impressed.

Casting the lovely Mila Kunis is another difference in Ted in comparison to other comedy movies. Her role supports the great variation between the scenes and the funny reactions to Ted’s comments.

For a comedy Ted has done an outstanding job. Of course, the story doesn’t make sense and there a dozens of plot holes – but that’s not what’s important here. The dynamic relation between the interesting, yet somewhat mysterious, characters plus MacFarlane’s years of experience in the branch has made Ted one of the best comedies I have watched in a long, long time. You should definitely check it out!

Rating: C+