Posted by Nicholas Rapp on June 26, 2012 at 11:25 am
June 29th is coming soon, banterers, and I’m worried not one of us is prepared for what’s to come on that day. Seth MacFarlane’s first movie to hit theaters – and Universal has given this whacky man everything he could want. He is the director. He is the screenwriter. And he plays the namesake of the film itself; Ted, the talking teddy bear.
The story goes that when John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) was a young boy he made a Christmas wish to bring his teddy bear (Seth MacFarlane) to life. They grow up together, and twenty seven years later when John is thirty five his girlfriend (Mila Kunis) gives him an ultimatum. The teddy bear, or her. Alas, judging by the trailer below I don’t think the plot is what’s going to sell this movie, but all those comic gold moments true to MacFarlane:
That’s a trailer they won’t show you in the movie theaters (it’s red band), and I think it’s the funniest one. I love seeing Marky Mark have fun! He’s constantly playing the hard a**, from Shooter to The Departed; the guy is tough. But he has tried his hands at comedy a few time, and succeeded. Some people can do it all, and I can’t lie – I’m excited to see him work with MacFarlane. Wahlberg is one actor I’d never expect to see bantering along with Peter Griffin.
I’m curious how many kids are going to get their cousins to take them to see this. Kids love Family Guy, and those same kids are going to want to watch this, a lot. I’m worried because – right off the bat – I know I want this film to do well. It doesn’t look “good,” and I doubt it will be receiving any awards, but as far as “fun” movies are concerned I think MacFarlane can pull this off. He’s got his own style, his own genius that isn’t concerned entirely with what the general populace wants. I respect that. How do you feel banterers? Is this movie one that will be worth seeing, or will it be another comedy that its attracted audience will be too young to get into?