Monday, August 5, 2013


Ted, the story of a grown man (Mark Wahlberg) trying finally to rid himself of his foul mouthed childhood companion (voice of Seth MacFarlane) after it jeopardizes his relationship with his long-term girlfriend (Mila Kunis), was a movie I was trying to avoid. Yet after garnishing heaps of positive feedback I decided to check it out anyway and got pretty much what I expected, frankly not finding any of the scenes featuring writer/director MacFarlane to be very amusing as he again employs that same tired Family Guy brand of humor. That being said, this is the kind of movie where Wahlberg thrives in and I enjoyed bit performances from Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi, and a funny cameo by Flash Gordon's Sam Jones. Still, the movie goes on way too long, especially during a climactic chase through a famous Boston venue where you can actually picture MacFarlane sitting around with his Beantown pals afterwards saying, "Hey Affleck, the Fenway scene in my movie was way more wicked."