What would happen if you wished as a kid your teddy bear came to life, and it actually happened? That’s the premise for Ted, but don’t think of it as a kids film at all, just imagine the bear from A.I., but incredibly raunchy and with the biggest potty mouth ever.
I’m aware Seth MacFarlane (writer/director/ted’s voice) can be very polarizing for some reason, some love his sense of humor and some others just loath it. In this case I don’t know if it is the contrast of a cute teddy bear being completely vulgar, but it actually made me laugh and got me curious about this film. It has a very absurd tone that works somehow, people on the street don’t seem to be curios at all that there’s an stuff animal that walks and talks, and of course grab girls breasts and humps a checking machines in the supermarket.
If you see the Green Band trailer for this film, it shows a completely different side of the story, almost as if it was different movie. It shows the origin of Ted and you would think it is almost a family film, except of course when they show you the bear in a violent fight scene and doing drugs, and no, I’m not kidding.
Here’s the Green Band Trailer:
It also starts Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, both actors I’ve enjoyed in comedy in the past, especially Wahlberg in the film The Other Guys along Will Ferrell.
Even though I question at times some of MacFarlane choices in projects (he’s planning to reboot The Flinstones), this film looks like something different to what we are offered in theaters this year so I would be willing to check it out. And even if it doesn’t work, well, at least is proof that not all or our childhood wishes are worth coming true.