Thursday, 5 July 2012
Similar to when I watch Family Guy, I got conflicted with the jokes. Sometimes, I got this annoying holier than thou vibe in the digs at other people and society in general. Then, the actors poke fun at themselves and their own past roles making one feel that they don't take themselves too seriously (like when Mark Wahlberg gets angry over Kunis' use of a word Wahlberg was famous for using a lot in the Departed). So it's a real up and down ride of comic emotions.
But it isn't all like that. There are a lot of jokes that are just good, clever humour. These are the things that I wish MacFarlane would stick to most. Fore example, the thunder song was great. But then he ruins it by having Ted refer to the fat kid as Susan Boyle and picking random things from the 80s and 90s to complain about. I firmly believe that MacFarlane has loads of one-liner talent but just not enough creativity to weave it properly into a story for a 30 minute sitcom much less a two hour movie. So he relies on irrelevant flashbacks, references and digs at people he doesn't like.
Don't get me wrong. I laughed a lot. There's that much humour going on all at once with this movie. But only see it if you like Family Guy. I do. I watch it every week. If you don't, don't see Ted because you'll hate it.