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"Ted (MacFarlane, 2012)"


          

The trailer has arrived.

Is it juvenile? Yes.

Is it the same schtick from Seth MacFarlane as Family Guy? Yes.

But goddammit, I still laughed and can't wait to see it.

http://collider.com/ted-movie-trailer-images/151675/

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Subject Author Message Date ID
I don't see this working for a whole movie.
Apr 02nd 2012
1
I could definitely see it growing old.
Apr 02nd 2012
3
It barely* worked for a whole trailer.
Apr 02nd 2012
4
... sigh.
Apr 02nd 2012
2
agreed.
Apr 02nd 2012
5
It looks like an Apatow flick *shrugs*
May 25th 2012
38
I thought it was a joke at first. it's a real trailer i guess
Apr 02nd 2012
6
Looks ridiculous... But I'll probably dabble...
Apr 02nd 2012
7
it's ridiculous that he's using the Peter Griffin voice
Apr 02nd 2012
8
..and the ridiculous overthetop songs and cursing etc
Apr 02nd 2012
9
Ok, so I wasn't the only one that thought it was PG.
Apr 02nd 2012
10
THIS is why i can't be mad at Seth....
Apr 02nd 2012
11
If it ain't broke...
Apr 02nd 2012
12
      RE: If it ain't broke...
Apr 02nd 2012
13
      Well, in his defense...
Jul 17th 2012
91
He references this in the movie.
Jul 09th 2012
63
Didn't really laugh
Apr 03rd 2012
14
Looks as funny as Family Guy
Apr 03rd 2012
15
^
Jun 30th 2012
47
Mark Wahlberg is a terrible comedic actor.
Apr 03rd 2012
16
Dude was great in Boogie Nights
Apr 03rd 2012
20
admittedly I haven't seen that.
Apr 03rd 2012
21
      I Heart Huckabees and he was basically playing comedy in Departed
Apr 03rd 2012
22
           ppl were goin apeshit over "The Other Guys". i thought it was jus ok
May 24th 2012
37
Nope, he was great in The Big Hit, which was a shit movie, but...
Jun 29th 2012
40
wait? nobody thought this was fucking hilarious?
Apr 03rd 2012
17
i laughed enough times to warrant a download
Apr 03rd 2012
18
21 Jump Street >>>>> Ted
Apr 03rd 2012
19
      I would have thought the Thunder Song was funny in middle school
Apr 06th 2012
24
      now that I saw 21 Jump Street I can comment... no way
Jul 10th 2012
68
      21 Jump Street has held up as the year's best comedy
Jul 10th 2012
69
           american reunion was funny imo, same format as others obv
Jul 10th 2012
70
           Didn't like it as much on a 2nd viewing. Casa de mi Padre is my #1.
Jul 10th 2012
74
Coincidence...?
Apr 06th 2012
23
Netflix Instant status, as of now
Apr 06th 2012
25
I'm guessing the pitch went like this:
Jun 29th 2012
41
Yeah, I'm still waiting to laugh.
Apr 06th 2012
26
WOW at the reactions in here im gonna have to get my O_E on
Apr 07th 2012
27
It's not about "game changing" or "rewriting the rule book."
Apr 07th 2012
28
I don't see any snobs or snobbery.
Apr 07th 2012
32
I don't expect game changer. I expect funny...
May 23rd 2012
35
This is hilarious!
Apr 07th 2012
29
Wilfred: The Movie? No thanks
Apr 07th 2012
30
Actually, that sounds kinda awesome.
May 23rd 2012
34
I keep reading this as 'Todd McFarlane'
Apr 07th 2012
31
Ted steps in for GI Joe
May 23rd 2012
33
Kind of a lateral move at best... for the opening weekend anyhow.
May 24th 2012
36
fucking funny
Jun 28th 2012
39
This flick was hilarious.....
Jun 30th 2012
42
it was sold the fuck out in a lot of places tonight, with a lot of time ...
Jun 30th 2012
43
Wish he would have done an Alf movie instead
Jun 30th 2012
44
Made $20.2 mil Friday night
Jun 30th 2012
45
If you're a MacFarlane acolyte, knock yourself out.
Jun 30th 2012
46
spot on review....
Jul 01st 2012
53
3rd comed this summer i have been surprised by.
Jun 30th 2012
48
I love the condescending reviews taking cheap shots at the fans
Jul 01st 2012
49
$54.1 million opening weekend
Jul 01st 2012
50
damn
Jul 01st 2012
51
I didn't even factor in the power outages
Jul 01st 2012
52
I cannot believe this movie made that much money.
Jul 02nd 2012
54
Biggest opening of all time for an R-rated comedy...n/m
Jul 02nd 2012
55
No one has mentioned the Airplane reference?
Jul 04th 2012
56
That was really weird.
Jul 04th 2012
57
Bout what I expected
Jul 06th 2012
58
So, surprise, parents are taking their kids to see Ted (swipe)
Jul 06th 2012
59
people are idiots, or marketers are very smart. Or both.
Jul 10th 2012
66
Yeah. It's a live action version of Family Guy
Jul 07th 2012
60
RE: Ted (MacFarlane, 2012)
Jul 07th 2012
61
i thought it was fun. n Wahlberg killed it
Jul 08th 2012
62
the movie was funny, the usual PTP suspects can't sniff out a hit
Jul 10th 2012
64
I laughed every time Tom Skerritt was mentioned
Jul 10th 2012
65
to me if it's got some good laughs it avoids being truly awful
Jul 10th 2012
78
      That's fair
Jul 10th 2012
79
*troll bait*
Jul 10th 2012
67
quirky was more for Life Aquatic, Black Dynamite was boring satire
Jul 10th 2012
75
      Oh, word, you gon spilt hairs now? lol
Jul 10th 2012
81
Tom Cruise >>> creator of Family Guy.
Jul 10th 2012
71
Id prolly laugh @ Rock Of Ages as well but for reasons they didnt intend
Jul 10th 2012
77
      summed up my feelings on Rock Of Ages perfectly
Jul 15th 2012
88
           well said, that reminds me I forgot to see 'Due Date', for some reason
Jul 17th 2012
90
           Hasn't been on cable, but air on premium channels regularly.
Jul 17th 2012
93
           I gave Rock of Ages a poor review, man! Yeesh! lol
Jul 17th 2012
92
Nah, you're wrong about this point:
Jul 10th 2012
72
*shrug* maybe it did appeal to fans outside that realm, I never
Jul 10th 2012
76
sorry your viewing of Life Aquatic scarred you
Jul 10th 2012
80
      to be honest I've forgotten that movie outside of 'Be Still, Cody'
Jul 11th 2012
83
It was pretty funny although the crutch of 80s/90s pop culture reference...
Jul 10th 2012
73
Saw it last afternoon
Jul 11th 2012
82
It was funny but not worth going to the theater for...
Jul 13th 2012
84
I chuckled......twice
Jul 14th 2012
85
Hilarious
Jul 14th 2012
86
man yall some serious haters.
Jul 14th 2012
87
shit was boring and unfunny
Jul 15th 2012
89
I turned this shit off about 30 mins in.
Nov 11th 2012
94
corny boring weak devices etc
Nov 11th 2012
95
The Campaign was actually funny though
Nov 11th 2012
96
pretty funny, but it reminded me why i don't fuck with family guy
Jan 10th 2013
97
Glad I waited for cable but it did have it's moments
Jul 15th 2013
98

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1. "I don't see this working for a whole movie."
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3. "I could definitely see it growing old."
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And, honestly, it's probably one of those films that I say I'm going to see and then when it comes out, I never end up making a trip to the theater but I thought the gags in the trailer worked.

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4. "It barely* worked for a whole trailer."
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2. "... sigh."
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I just... I...

... sigh.

It might be funnier than The Dictator. I'll give it that.

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5. "agreed."
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38. "It looks like an Apatow flick *shrugs*"
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6. "I thought it was a joke at first. it's a real trailer i guess"
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having said that, Wahlbergs listing off all the names of white-trash girls made me laugh.

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7. "Looks ridiculous... But I'll probably dabble..."
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8. "it's ridiculous that he's using the Peter Griffin voice"
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i guess, in some way, you have to respect the balls he has to actually mail it in to that degree.

  

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9. "..and the ridiculous overthetop songs and cursing etc"
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10. "Ok, so I wasn't the only one that thought it was PG."
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How do you do that?

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11. "THIS is why i can't be mad at Seth...."
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damn near everything he's done are variations of the same idea...he barely changes anything...and people eat it the fuck UP....3 shows and a movie that are the SAME idea over and over with little changes.....i can't be mad at him cause people like it.....

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12. "If it ain't broke..."
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Mon Apr-02-12 08:02 PM by SoulHonky

          

Also, if he's going to venture into new ground, it probably won't be with his first movie. Now, if he makes ANOTHER movie that is exactly the same, then I can see the critics having at him.

That being said, his schtick is so thin that most every joke reminds you of something from Family Guy. I think I liked the trailer more because I never really tuned into Family Guy and got tired of MacFarlane's brand.

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13. "RE: If it ain't broke..."
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>Also, if he's going to venture into new ground, it probably
>won't be with his first movie. Now, if he makes ANOTHER movie
>that is exactly the same, then I can see the critics having at
>him.
>
>That being said, his schtick is so thin that most every joke
>reminds you of something from Family Guy. I think I liked the
>trailer more because I never really tuned into Family Guy and
>got tired of MacFarlane's brand.

again, precisely why i can't be mad...even if he makes another movie that's like this one i wouldn't be mad....i'm not mad at tyler perry, so why be mad at Seth???

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91. "Well, in his defense..."
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>That being said, his schtick is so thin that most every joke
>reminds you of something from Family Guy.

That's because Family Guy has covered just about every joke/reference/gag it possibly can at this point. I mean I've had entire e-mail chains going with like 15 different, random topics throughout that I've responded to with only Family Guy youtube clips.

So it's hard not to think of Family Guy when he does...well, anything (a) because he's the creator and (b) because that show has covered an insane amount of ground in the ~13 years it's been around.

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63. "He references this in the movie."
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It was hella meta.

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14. "Didn't really laugh"
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I'd probably watch it on cable though.

  

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15. "Looks as funny as Family Guy"
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Which is to say, not funny at all.

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16. "Mark Wahlberg is a terrible comedic actor."
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ugh.

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but then that was 15 years ago too
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21. "admittedly I haven't seen that."
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He was so awful in that movie he did with Will Ferrell that I have no desire to see him do any kind of comedy again. Even his lil Entourage spots leave something to be desired.

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22. "I Heart Huckabees and he was basically playing comedy in Departed"
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I thought The Other Guys was just a bad movie.

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37. "ppl were goin apeshit over "The Other Guys". i thought it was jus ok"
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40. "Nope, he was great in The Big Hit, which was a shit movie, but..."
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it had it's moments

  

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17. "wait? nobody thought this was fucking hilarious?"
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I laughed my ass off and watched it 3x... I rarely get excited to see any comedies anymore and these boards hype up some boring shit...

the thunder song is hilarious. white trash names hilarious. "anal"

im def going to see this

  

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18. "i laughed enough times to warrant a download"
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19. "21 Jump Street >>>>> Ted"
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I didn't laugh at the thunder song or anal, though.

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24. "I would have thought the Thunder Song was funny in middle school"
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Maybe.

I don't think this will do well. There's a niche of people with very immature and childish senses of humor who will eat it up, but I don't think it will do well, overall.

  

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68. "now that I saw 21 Jump Street I can comment... no way"
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21 Jump Street was like a movie that made me "chuckle" a here and there... total let down imo, and I like Jonah Hill and Tatum...

  

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69. "21 Jump Street has held up as the year's best comedy"
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EDIT: Now granted, I haven't seen Wanderlust, which looked kinda flat, I skipped American Reunion, and I haven't peeped Woody Allen's latest because it doesn't interest me in any way, shape, or form

But yeah, 21 Jump Street is the comedy to beat so far, imo

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70. "american reunion was funny imo, same format as others obv"
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but it worked...

  

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74. "Didn't like it as much on a 2nd viewing. Casa de mi Padre is my #1."
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But I could see the same thing happening on a 2nd viewing of that one as well

  

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23. "Coincidence...?"
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Maybe. I'd see what I could get out of him, though.

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25. "Netflix Instant status, as of now"
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I can't imagine what the pitch for this was

Whatever it was is causing me to lose all hope

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41. "I'm guessing the pitch went like this:"
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Pitchman: Seth MacFarlane has THREE hit shows on TV. He wants to make a movie now.
Studio Exec: sold.

*Jews you*

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26. "Yeah, I'm still waiting to laugh."
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27. "WOW at the reactions in here im gonna have to get my O_E on"
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and start calling you lot arty-farty musos. I don't really understand how folk arn't taking the trailer for what it is. when has a comedy ever tried to be a gamechanger or rewrite the rule book? Sure there is a formula but why all the negativity

  

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28. "It's not about "game changing" or "rewriting the rule book.""
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It's about whether or not what people saw was funny

So far the consensus appears to be no

Why that's not understood is not known at this time.

If it ain't funny, it ain't funny. That doesn't make people "snobs." I really wish y'all would find a new way to argue this shit.

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32. "I don't see any snobs or snobbery."
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I can't speak for anyone else, but I just don't find every sentence with 20 cuss words crammed in it funny. Cussing out thunder is also not funny to me. It just seems so middle school in my eyes.

And my favorite comedy ever is Dumb and Dumber, which can be called juvenile, but it's also got some brilliant humor and classic lines and doesn't lean on vulgarity to be funny. This seems to.

The main theme of this movie seems to be "hey, look at this Teddy Bear cussing and talking about sex stuff!"

It just seems stupid to me.

  

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35. "I don't expect game changer. I expect funny..."
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....something that trailer didn't have. Joint looks dumb and boring. Oooo, a teddy bear that cusses and is into sexing chicks *guffaw*.






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29. "This is hilarious!"
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I'm still watching this on bootleg in HD. This just made it onto my must watch list.

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30. "Wilfred: The Movie? No thanks"
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34. "Actually, that sounds kinda awesome."
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31. "I keep reading this as 'Todd McFarlane'"
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33. "Ted steps in for GI Joe"
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With GI Joe moving to March 2013, Universal has moved up "Ted" to go up against Magic Mike and Madea. It'll now open June 29th.

Smart move as it was sandwiched between Spider-man and Dark Knight and was opening up against the latest Ice Age film.

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36. "Kind of a lateral move at best... for the opening weekend anyhow."
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The Ice Age crowd wouldn't be seeing Ted anyway. It was really the only comedy being released in July-- now it's opening two weeks after Sandler and one week after Carell (not that Carell's flick will be a blockbuster, but if it's a summer critical smash a la 500 Days of Summer, it could suck up publicity). Plus, with the black audience digging Madea and the young female audience digging Magic Mike, it might have even more competition that weekend than it would against only Ice Age.

The up side is, with no comedies opening before it, it has another two weeks as the most recent comedy release, plus the always-tantalizing July 4th, so it could definitely help with legs. Not sure it helps its opening weekend too much. I'll be interested to see what happens.

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39. "fucking funny"
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Nothing more. Nothing less. A nice hysterical distraction for two hours that'll offend everyone. The Sinead O'Connor joke still has me rolling.

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42. "This flick was hilarious....."
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don't know what kind of numbers it'll do though. We went to a 4pm matinee and the theater was about 3/4 full.....



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43. "it was sold the fuck out in a lot of places tonight, with a lot of time ..."
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Like.... several theaters were sold out several shows with a couple hours til start time. Highly unexpected. I loved it, but then it was what I expected- a live action Family Guy episode. The appeal won't stretch far but this will definitely hit Harold & Kumar status IMO, though it'll probably make a lot more money.

Between the built-in FG audience, the Wahlberg appeal, and a summer largely devoid of this sort of comedy, I'm going to say it has decent legs and will do some repeat business in its demographic.

It's just flat out NOT for a lot of people though, so who knows. All I know is tonight was a mad house for it.

  

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44. "Wish he would have done an Alf movie instead"
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the talking teddy bear just doesn't work for me but I'll probably catch it on dvd

  

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45. "Made $20.2 mil Friday night"
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46. "If you're a MacFarlane acolyte, knock yourself out."
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I'm not a particularly big Family Guy/American Dad/Cleveland Show dude, so this wasn't on my must-see list (I was dragged to it)

So I got exactly what I expected, which was a live-action episode of one of those shows. No, not with the same characters, obviously, but with the same kind of score, same kind of shots, same kind of punchlines, same kind of joke buttons (calm down), same sense of humor.

Which ain't exactly a bad thing. I mean, who goes to see a Seth MacFarlane movie expecting a huge artistic/comedic/storytelling leap, right? He's got his wheelhouse, and he's perfectly comfortable in it, and that's great. Though I had hoped that we'd get... something... more. Don't know what that "more" is, however.

I didn't find Mark Wahlberg particularly funny in this movie. Technically, he's the straight man to Seth MacFarlane, and though he had the chance to get off a couple of good jokes I just wasn't as enamored with him as I was in The Other Guys, which is a much funnier movie all-around (no, it actually is, guys, cry) and featured Mark playing essentially the same "goofy straight man" role.

And that was my problem with the movie as a whole: a few good jokes (the cutaway of Mark and Mila Kunis freaking out over "the shit" was pretty damn funny, as was the running joke of Ted being promoted every time he was disrespectful at his job), the movie just didn't come off as a "movie" so much as an elongated Seth MacFarlane show episode with live actors. Some will call that "snobbish" or "thinking too hard," but oh well.

Plus, I needed to see more titties. I mean, let's just be real. If we're hard-R, then let's really go hard-R, son. By the way, this is not the "more" I was talking about earlier.

For all my amateur editors, you really could have cut the Giovanni-Ribisi-does-creepy-dude-YET-AGAIN subplot from the movie. Not sure what you put in its place, though.

Again, a few funny jokes but not enough to justify repetitive plotting. If you dig that, then fine.

All that said, Sam Jones was awesome.

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53. "spot on review...."
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with that being said, i still enjoyed the hell out of it...

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48. "3rd comed this summer i have been surprised by."
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I enjoyed it.

  

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49. "I love the condescending reviews taking cheap shots at the fans "
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It's really quite amusing that some people can't review the movie without basically trashing the people who enjoyed it.

  

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50. "$54.1 million opening weekend"
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TAKE THAT, CRITICKS!

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51. "damn"
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Probably hurt by power outtages to. Had to try 3 different theaters on sat.

  

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52. "I didn't even factor in the power outages"
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That fact actually makes this doubly impressive

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54. "I cannot believe this movie made that much money."
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I'm literally stunned.

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55. "Biggest opening of all time for an R-rated comedy...n/m"
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56. "No one has mentioned the Airplane reference?"
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That shit had me rollin'.

Movie was uneven but definitely worth a matinee screening.



  

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57. "That was really weird."
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A movie referencing a movie which was referencing a movie... and then it only referenced little bits and pieces, not the scene the way it actually unfolds. I kept waiting for it to be a straight replica of the scene, and it wasn't.

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58. "Bout what I expected"
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The high points were hilarious, the lows were cringeworthy. Some great characters (Patrick Warburton) some awful (Joel McHale). Brief attempts to be heartfelt, plenty of attempts to be ridiculously over the top. Alot of the Family Guy style breakaways just didnt work in a live action. I probably expected a *little* better, but there was enough laugh out loud moments that I'd recommend checking it out.

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59. "So, surprise, parents are taking their kids to see Ted (swipe)"
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Have we mentioned how hilarious this post is, btw?



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>Is raunchy R-rated 'Ted' really America's favorite family film?

By Patrick Goldstein

12:48 PM PDT, July 5, 2012

When I was with a group of parents earlier this week, watching our kids play in a 14-and-under baseball tournament, I asked them how many of the boys—aged 13 and 14--had gone to see the R-rated movie “Ted.” The answer: Just about all of 'em. But here’s what I found really surprising: Nearly all of them went with their mothers.

Put simply: Despite its rampant drug use, crude sexual banter and profanity-fueled humor, “Ted” has become a family movie.

I have to admit that I wasn’t exactly shocked. When my wife and I saw “Ted” last Sunday afternoon, we sat next to a dad with his son. When I asked the boy how old he was, he said 11.

This isn’t the first time a lot of parents have taken their well-under-17 kids to a raunchy comedy. “The Hangover” series, which was also R-rated, also had considerable multi-generational appeal, though judging from anecdotal evidence, it was more of a father and son experience—bachelor parties gone bad isn’t exactly a mom-friendly genre.

But “Ted” has crashed the cultural zeitgeist in a big way. At first, I figured this might simply be a chattering-class phenomena. It wouldn’t exactly be a news flash that parents in West L.A. have different values than parents in Kansas City or Cleveland. But judging from the number of kids in the theaters across the country, “Ted” may be breaking records in terms of drawing pre-teens and early teens into the multiplexes.

Because it’s an R-rated movie, children under 17 seeing “Ted” have to be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. According to CinemaScore, a research group that interviews opening-night moviegoers around the United States, the number of under-18 moviegoers for R-rated comedies tends to run somewhere between 10% to 13%.

According to CinemaScore figures, 10% of the opening-night audience for “Horrible Bosses” and “Bridesmaids” was under 18. For “Hangover 2” and “Knocked Up,” it was 13%. For “Ted,” it was a whopping 18%. And those are just opening-night figures. If the survey included Saturday night and Sunday afternoon moviegoers, the percentage would surely be considerably higher.

But what made “Ted” such a family-friendly film, despite its R-rated escapades? After talking to a bunch of moms as well as some Hollywood marketing executives, I think I can sketch out a few plausible theories.

First off, the film benefited in a big way from we might call the Seth MacFarlane Factor. MacFarlane, who co-wrote and directed the film, has built up a huge reservoir of goodwill with parents and kids, thanks to his popular “Family Guy” TV series. Even though the show’s comedy is sarcastic and occasionally crass, it’s hardly outrageously offensive material. So when parents saw MacFarlane’s name plastered all over Universal Pictures’ ads for “Ted,” they assumed that the film’s comedy wouldn’t be as nasty or insulting as “Project X” or Adam Sandler’s “That’s My Boy,” two recent R-rated comedies.

And of course, “Ted” had, at its center, a teddy bear. I suspect many moms were subconsciously drawn to the film because of the bear. Even though the bear actually has a mouth like a sewer, it was a reassuring icon from their kids’ childhoods. As one mom told me: “I loved that teddy bear. He could’ve said anything and it wouldn’t have bothered me. If they’d been selling stuffed ‘Ted’ bears at the concession counter, I would’ve bought one.”

Movie marketers view it pretty much the same way. “You could say that parents were tricked, in the best possible way, by the combination of the furriness of the bear and acceptability of Seth MacFarlane,” said one studio marketing chief. Because of the bear, “Ted” had a very different image with parents than a stoner comedy featuring Seth Rogen or Jonah Hill.

“Most R-rated comedies with lots of drugs and bad behavior come off as emulatable or aspirational, which for moms, is a huge drawback,” he said. “But somehow it’s OK to see scenes where Mark Wahlberg gets stoned with a teddy bear. It comes off as far more of a harmless fantasy than if Wahlberg was getting stoned with Owen Wilson.”

“Ted” also benefited from its online buzz factor. When Universal first put up the film’s red-band trailer this year, the blogosphere and Twitter were filled with positive word-of-mouth. By the time the movie opened, fans were tweeting about the packed theaters and sharing great moments from the film.

The positive buzz created what movie marketers call a collective sense of momentum for the film. “Everyone is so inter-connected now that when you have a hit, it feeds off of its own frenzy,” said one marketing expert. “When the kids are all tweeting, ‘It’s so cool’ and ‘I’m at this theater—why aren’t you here too?’ it creates an enormous peer pressure that parents find hard to resist.”

Or as one mom told me: “It just gets to the breaking point where you go, ‘Am I going to be the only parent who says no?’"

Speaking from personal experience—I have one of those 14-year-old boys too-- it isn’t easy to say no. So far, I’ve been holding firm. I let my son see “21 Jump Street” and “American Reunion,” which were both R-rated comedies, but I’m drawing a line in the sand with “Ted.” The foul language and sexual innuendo didn’t bother me, but the massive amount of casual drug use—even if it involved a guy and a bear—came off as a bit too easy to emulate for me.

But how firm is that line in the sand? Ask any parent. When a movie is as irresistible as “Ted,” it creates a big cultural wave, certainly a wave big enough to wash away a lot of parental lines in the sand.

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66. "people are idiots, or marketers are very smart. Or both."
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or something.

  

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60. "Yeah. It's a live action version of Family Guy"
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I thought it was funny. Seth definitely didn't make anyone think that he was branching into any different directions or ready to write a story that could handle feature length but there were enough laughs to make this work.

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61. "RE: Ted (MacFarlane, 2012)"
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Saw it earlier today.

Enjoyed it.


only laughed out loud at the SHIT ON THE FLOOR sequence.

nobody really laughed that much really. theater was real quiet during some obvious jokes.

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62. "i thought it was fun. n Wahlberg killed it"
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again, the stars align with my stoner moviegoing experience: Ted rips a bong just as i was lighting my joint lol. had no idea it was THAT stoner friendly. and i came away with a POWERFUL urge to watch that Flash Gordon series.

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64. "the movie was funny, the usual PTP suspects can't sniff out a hit"
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when it's staring them right in the face.

This movie shits on Black Dynamite, Life Aquatic or whatever other moderately amusing quirky film nobody saw some of y'all hyped.

That is not to say that the film is without flaws, it's got a few glaring ones.

Like seemingly every other major comedy in the 40-Year-Old Virgin era it took too long to wrap up at the end.

The Giovanni Ribisi kidnapping subplot was also completely unnecessary & not really that funny or interesting.

But there's just too many laughs in here (the hotel fight, the coke-fueled party with Flash, some of the voiceover commentary, Kunis coming home to the scene with Ted & the hookers, Tom Skerritt, etc) for that to sink the movie.

I'd imagine that will only become more true upon repeated viewings like any other good dumb-but-fun comedy.

If you don't like Family Guy at all (I only became a casual fan at best of that show once I got over it ripping off The Simpsons) then you probably won't wanna bother but otherwise it's fairly undeniable.

Longo I still can't believe you thought Rock Of Ages looked better & potentially more successful than this flick.

That was one of the worst calls I've heard from a movie buff in a long time.

  

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65. "I laughed every time Tom Skerritt was mentioned"
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I thought the movie was awful but funny.

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78. "to me if it's got some good laughs it avoids being truly awful"
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and ends up more in 'stupid but funny' territory which was what I went in expecting.

  

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79. "That's fair"
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I'm not gonna pretend I didn't laugh

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67. "*troll bait*"
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No, he didn't mean Napolean Dynamite although it's certainly more "quirky" than Black Dynamite

But remember y'all, he thought that Black Dynamite was "overrated" by the critics and PTP

Plus Keenen did it better, as did Pootie Tang

So this is some agenda-based cyse posting yippee

But unlike it, this post is hilarious

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75. "quirky was more for Life Aquatic, Black Dynamite was boring satire"
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You can toss in whatever subgenre (unfunny dark comedy perhaps?) another PTP favorite 'A Serious Man' goes in as well.

Napolean Dynamite was better than all of those & still not that good.

And I didn't say Black Dynamite was 'overrated' by critics since I didn't bother reading the reviews if they even bothered to write them.

Overrated by this forum?

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81. "Oh, word, you gon spilt hairs now? lol"
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>And I didn't say Black Dynamite was 'overrated' by critics
>since I didn't bother reading the reviews if they even
>bothered to write them.


"I have no idea why this movie got the amount of praise it did in this post or critically"

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71. "Tom Cruise >>> creator of Family Guy."
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Always.

Fuck it, I laughed more in Rock of Ages than I did in Ted. No lie. Ted was better made, but it simply wasn't funny to me at all. Madea's Witness Protection was funnier than Ted too. Is that "typically PTP" of me? Bottom line is I love musicals, I love Cruise, and I don't like Family Guy. All three are widely known. That's why dude called me out in the Rock of Ages post saying, "This was made for Frank Longo!", lol. What'd you expect, Bomb?

And I DEFINITELY never said Rock of Ages would make more money than this, lol. Come now. I never had it sniffing 80 mil, which was my initial estimate at the beginning of the summer for Ted's numbers. My guess for Ted was low, but I didn't expect the critical praise for the film (nor do I really understand it, but again, not my thing), and usually relative critical praise for a comedy means strong word of mouth (I thought Madagascar 3 overperformed too, same reason).

Besides, Hairspray, Shankman's last musical (a musical I disliked on the stage), was the best musical feature in... I don't know, a decade? I thought he would find a way to make Rock of Ages, another musical I dislike on the stage, work. *shrug*

Don't look for objectivity from me when it comes to movie musicals. I'll be cysing the shit outta Les Mis in the winter too.

>Longo I still can't believe you thought Rock Of Ages looked
>better & potentially more successful than this flick.
>
>That was one of the worst calls I've heard from a movie buff
>in a long time.

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77. "Id prolly laugh @ Rock Of Ages as well but for reasons they didnt intend"
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I also find Cruise increasingly creepy & that brand/era of 'rock' that nostalgists started fetishisizing years ago to be mostly an abortion of the genre & barely qualifying as rock to begin with so we can go back to vehemently disagreeing on the quality/prospects of those two respective films, I was just tossing one more grenade your way on my way out.

  

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88. "summed up my feelings on Rock Of Ages perfectly"
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the trailer told me everything, that it was guna be one long ep of GLEE. only diff being i didnt just wanna kill the cast, i wanted to kill myself as well.

call it intuition or talkn out my ass or watever, but i sat thru BURLESQUE. shit was so idiotic lol. and R.O.A looks about the same kinda craptastic predictable moofie from the trailer alone, so it was a clear sign to stay the fuck away. i find these newish musical moofies too similar to the deluge of Step Up and other assorted nauseating dance movies. when u think about it, no real diff b/w em (cept for the cast).

Longo, for someone who exhibits fairly well formed opinions on most films (and we do share a fav film in common so im not "hating" on him per se), cant divorce his love of musicals in order to recognise piss-poor movie versions of them. so be it. everyones gotta have some guilty pleasures i spose..

..but it still looks SO fucking shithouse lol.

as for "Ted", im so glad i read most of these anxious "this is guna suck" reviews before i went to see it, and was pleasantly surprised to find a highly likeable stoner buddy comedy. Wahlberg has never been THIS dopey/goofy or this non-violent. i actually think it's one of his best performances in a while. i agree Seth coulda at least changed his voice a bit more, but then i remember Ted sayn sumthn like "no i do not sound like Peter Griffin" or sumthn, that kinda kills the criticism imo. he's admitting it on film lol, which is an invitation to get the fuck over it.

i can also thank this moofie for igniting the need to watch Flash Gordon + Season 1 of T.J. Hooker lol. Ted is just a stoner comedy, which means less and less to ppl these days, but to me, is highly valued. same reason why i thought "Due Date" was fucking hilarious/underrated.

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90. "well said, that reminds me I forgot to see 'Due Date', for some reason "
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I can't even remember that flick having a cable run yet but it had to have come & gone by now.
>
>as for "Ted", im so glad i read most of these anxious "this is
>guna suck" reviews before i went to see it, and was pleasantly
>surprised to find a highly likeable stoner buddy comedy.
>Wahlberg has never been THIS dopey/goofy or this non-violent.
>i actually think it's one of his best performances in a while.
>i agree Seth coulda at least changed his voice a bit more, but
>then i remember Ted sayn sumthn like "no i do not sound like
>Peter Griffin" or sumthn, that kinda kills the criticism imo.
>he's admitting it on film lol, which is an invitation to get
>the fuck over it.
>
>i can also thank this moofie for igniting the need to watch
>Flash Gordon + Season 1 of T.J. Hooker lol. Ted is just a
>stoner comedy, which means less and less to ppl these days,
>but to me, is highly valued. same reason why i thought "Due
>Date" was fucking hilarious/underrated.
>
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93. "Hasn't been on cable, but air on premium channels regularly."
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I also hated that, though I found it funnier than Ted.

I'd rank it:

Most stoner comedies/Todd Phillips stuff > Due Date > Ted >>> The Hangover II.

So take that for whatever it's worth.

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92. "I gave Rock of Ages a poor review, man! Yeesh! lol"
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Everyone's killing me for wanting to see it. I wanted it to be a guilty pleasure joint, and outside of Cruise, who was the only hilarious part of it (save a one-scene TJ Miller cameo, also hilarious), I panned it.

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72. "Nah, you're wrong about this point:"
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>If you don't like Family Guy at all (I only became a casual
>fan at best of that show once I got over it ripping off The
>Simpsons) then you probably won't wanna bother

I hate the FAMILY GUY. And I hated the trailers for this because it seemed like everything I hate about the FAMILY GUY was here, just live action. But the girl drug me out to see it, and I thought it was pretty funny. Those Seth tropes that I find hacky and unfunny were all here, bu the performances were stellar. I respect dude more after watching this film, even if his brand of funny isn't my cup of tea.

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76. "*shrug* maybe it did appeal to fans outside that realm, I never"
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have been big on 'Family Guy' myself (to me it always used the Simpson blueprint while not having as many dimensions to the humor & overrelied on pop-culture references but it could make me laugh occasionally).

  

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80. "sorry your viewing of Life Aquatic scarred you "
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most "PTP suspects" hated it as well tho, so...

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83. "to be honest I've forgotten that movie outside of 'Be Still, Cody'"
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but that was funny as shit just for how out of nowhere it came, the way Goldblum played it and the reaction by Murray.

  

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73. "It was pretty funny although the crutch of 80s/90s pop culture reference..."
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got kind of boring after while. It's like hey it's funny because it was something from 20 years ago that you might have forgotten.

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82. "Saw it last afternoon"
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Went to a 5:30 showing on Tuesday. Theater was 60% packed - and had at least four 6-year olds WITH their parents.

It was fine.

I laughed a bit - but the "plot" was thin.

I'd compare it to reading William Shatner's Tek War series - familiar, interesting in parts - and takes about 90 minutes to finish.

I predict the DVD bonus scenes will be good.

  

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84. "It was funny but not worth going to the theater for..."
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i mean it was ridiculously stupid.
so fucking extra.
and Mark was SOOOO boston, so I guess he played himself. finally.

  

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85. "I chuckled......twice"
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I mean, it was basically Family Guy w/Meg not getting a shitty part. And the hype behind the "thunder song".......I was not impressed; I didn't even chuckle. SO glad I watched this for free, I'd be pissed otherwise.

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86. "Hilarious"
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87. "man yall some serious haters."
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shit was dumb and funny...just like it was supposed to be.


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89. "shit was boring and unfunny"
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and I love family guy


ANY episode of early family guy >>>>>>> this

the bull rape scene in FG >>>> EVERY joke in this movie


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94. "I turned this shit off about 30 mins in."
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95. "corny boring weak devices etc"
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kinda like... That's My Boy. it wasn't for the intellectual.

ironically i LOVED the campaign.

  

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96. "The Campaign was actually funny though"
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97. "pretty funny, but it reminded me why i don't fuck with family guy"
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i can watch an episode once in a while and bust up at certain things... then they'll lean on references so much, and the formula gets tired

movie had some funny ass moments and some hacky shit. i still had a good time though

  

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98. "Glad I waited for cable but it did have it's moments"
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Still missed a lot of the jokes so might give it another shot

Needed more Vandervoort

  

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