Ted Reviewed

Imagine if your favourite toy in the whole world could come to life and be your best friend! How would you explain to everyone the reason why your toy is alive? Would you really grow up together? Well leave all that at the door and enjoy this week’s rude offering.

The Plot

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish…and has refused to leave his side ever since

The Verdict

For starters if you’re a fan of Family Guy then it wouldn’t take much to convince you to catch this film. If you’re up for something slightly silly and fun then this is just what the doctor ordered.

The idea that a toy that can come to life and become your best friend as a kid is one that I’m sure many can relate to. Hey don’t be embarrassed, we’ve all been there but like all things in life, we out grow them. What if, your toy grows up with you? Ahhhh… now that would be something wouldn’t it. It will pick up the same bad habits as you, the same desires and it will no longer have the same innocent character you had as a child.

I laughed so hard during this film especially at Ted who is completely annoying. And in a way I think as adults we kinda wish we had him as a friend. You know this fluffy Teddy bear walking around with you like it’s normal, nothing weird about it.

On a more intelligent front, I think Seth MacFarlane has given us a comedy about growing up or more like refusing to grow up and movie on. It’s a story about the struggle to become a mature person. Often we think maturity is about giving certain things up but I think this movie has thought us otherwise.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Be warned, this ain’t no Toy Story

By Elliott Danker

Images courtesy of United International Pictures Singapore

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