Ted was directed by Seth MacFarlane, and stars Mark Wahlberg, Seth McFarlane, and Mika Kunis.
Watched this one and Cabin Fever on a whim with @wesley.a15 in the same night.
The jokes in Ted are generally good. Some are a bit long-winded to the point where they aren’t funny, but that doesn’t happen often. I also feel like occasionally some jokes relied a bit too much on pop culture like Flash Gordon.
That’s not meant to downplay how funny this movie is. It certainly was funny.
The story was perfectly fine. It wasn’t amazing, but for a comedy, it doesn’t really need to be.
The sequencing of things got a bit odd towards the end. Donny was just kind of forgotten about until the end and then he comes back and is presented as the main antagonist. It was just a bit odd.
What I noticed about Ted (that I wasn’t really expecting) was that the protagonists and antagonists have a sort of parallel with each other. Rex is almost like the anti-John: he’s creepy, rich, and quite skinny, while John is mostly normal, has an average paying job, and is pretty built. The same goes for Ted and Donny. Ted is carefree and not a psychopath, and Donny is obviously the opposite. I just thought that was neat.
Ted was a perfectly serviceable comedy.