Friday, June 29, 2012
It's Seth MacFarlane. That says it all right? Go into this and you know exactly what kind of humor you're subjecting yourself to. At the same time, this had a lot more heart to it than you'd think...even after hearing it had more heart to it than you'd think. First of all, it had a similar effect on me as Gnomeo and Juliet. In that movie, every time the gnomes were falling, I was antsy because I was afraid they were going to shatter or crack. The same thing happened here...at one point Ted has an ear ripped off, as well as a few other injuries. I swear it was more emotionally dire than a guy in an action movie getting his ear ripped off. And the ending was actually pretty cute! The Family Guy humor wasn't over the top or obnoxious, and it had some really brilliant references to Family Guy (my favorite being the a certain cameo portraying himself as a gay man). It's not going to win any points for creativity in plot line, but it definitely wins points for a clever, fun idea with a lot of heart and exactly the style fans of Seth MacFarlane will want - raunchy, still smart, and with a lot of patience and heart. Also, EXTREMELY impressive motion capture of Seth MacFarlane's body translates unbelievably well to a stuffed animal.