Little Thing #002 // Hopelessly DevoTED.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Bun Batman and Bond. Yeah I said it. For my cinematic allegiance resides with a new kind of hero. A different kind of hero. A furry, filthy-minded, foul-mouthed bear called TED.

Brainchild of Family Guy and American Dad creator Seth MacFarlane TED is the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a 35 year old fella from Boston who as a wee boy made a Christmas wish that his beloved teddy bear would come to life and that they’d be best friends forever. John’s wish came true. 27 years on the pair remain inseparable - which would be great if TED hadn’t grown into a pot-smoking, lascivious layabout and long-suffering girlfriend Lori (Mila Kunis) hadn’t grown tired of John's frat party lifestyle. Que a classic 'romance vs bromance' storyline with a tawdry teddy-shaped twist.

Having watched the trailer for TED (above) over and over and over again during the last few months I was growing actual whiskers waiting on a release date. No surprise then that when I received an email from Cineworld inviting me to an exclusive Unlimited cardholder screening plus a free large bag of Minstrels I was all like HELL YEAH! And so on Monday Eni and I popped into our local Cineworld eager to see if MacFarlane's bad taste brand of comedy would translate on the big screen. And the verdict...

Those freaks, sorry, folks who do not favour the 'Family Guy' approach to humour should steer well clear. TED is exactly what you'd expect from MacFarlane's first foray into motion picture. Fans of his signature lewd, crude and often satirical style will not be disappointed with title character TED essesntially being Peter Griffin in bear-form. Personally I found it to be a complete and utter LOLfest, my face physically ached from laughing and I almost wet myself. Twice.

Go see it. NOW.

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