Ted (2012) Review

As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett’s teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John’s side ever since – a friendship that’s tested when Lori, John’s girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship.

Now I missed seeing this film at the cinema and heard so much about how brilliant and funny that it is. I guess you can see where I am going to go with this, that gave me very high expectations for this film, especially as I am a fan of Family Guy as well. But I will have to start off by saying that I really did not enjoy much about this film in all honesty, I thought it was very disappointing. The funniest parts had to be in the trailer and those are few and far between.

It all starts when an 8-year-old John wishes that his bear would come to life so he could have a friend, as all of the kids in his neighbour do not like him at all. Years later though he is still best friends with Ted, at 35-years-old this something that eventually begins to affect his relationship with Lori. Who has enough of his loser life style of hanging with a teddy bear and getting stoned all the time.

John really does give it a go for Lori and even makes Ted move out and have his own apartment. This is all going well until Flash Gordon shows up at a party at Ted’s a film they both loved on its release. I have to admit that I was amused by this as it was all very random, plus my dad loves Flash Gordon and always talks about it so I think that made it more personal.

Overall though I just thought it could have been so much better and even funnier, in the end it just seemed to try too hard. It might have been better if I had seen the film at the cinema when it was originally released before it had too much hype (this is going to inspire another blog post). I think comedies are the hardest films to enjoy after a lot of hype as you really do expect them to be the funniest ever film. You hear about the bear being bad mouthed but some of it really was just not funny at all. I will admit that I did laugh a couple of times, but probably because it was quick shocking as well. Sex talk from a teddy bear cannot fail to get at least one laugh.

Surely I am not the only person who did not really enjoy this film and didn’t find it massively funny?

4 thoughts on “Ted (2012) Review

  1. Nice review Caz. I don’t love Family Guy, but this movie had me howling. I guess some of it works, and some of it doesn’t, but I at least have to give it credit for not backing down when it came to the humor it could find in any situation.

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    • That’s interesting that you don’t love Family Guy but thought this film was really funny! Good point about the humour in any situation! I just wasn’t feeling this one.

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