Ted Movie Review: Seth Macfarlane is A Genius

ted-movie-review-2012 As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett’s teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John’s side ever since – a friendship that’s tested when Lori, John’s girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship.

Seth MacFarlane never ceases to amaze me. Everything he does is pure gold. Well, maybe not the Cleveland show or American Dad . . . but everything else. MacFarlane plays the role of writer, director and (voice) actor in Ted – the first live-action movie to feature his antics.

The movie had everything that people have come to love from MacFarlane: obscene  hilarity, random cut scenes, and a great story. The random cut scenes I am referring to are extremely prominent on Family Guy and if you are not familiar you can check out a compilation here:

Family Guy “Cutscenes”


Amazingly Macfarlane was able to incorporate several random cutscenes into the movie staying true to his family guy style. Speaking of style, the movie reeks of it! Every joke is delivered brilliantly and there are countless unexpected laugh-out-loud moments.

If you love Family Guy, you are going to love this movie, plain and simple. Macfarlane includes a number of voice actor cameos from the show along with a bunch of references. My personal favourite was the voice actor for Joe Swanson, the wheelchair-bound cop from the series. By the end of the movie you can tell he pretty much sourced all talent for Ted from his friends working on Family Guy. Of course, this isn’t at all a problem.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and see this movie! Be warned though, word is travelling about it and the theatres are packed!


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