Summers are a huge time for the movie and entertainment industry, and there tends to be one blockbuster movie and a few others that just get by. Every once in a while comes a summer filled with a lot of movies that people want to see, and this summer appears to be one of them. With releases coming out like "The Dark Knight Rises", "The Amazing Spiderman", "The Avengers", "The Expendables II", etc., I will surely be spending a lot of my time and money at the local theater. However, I think there is a movie coming out that will do better than most people think, and that movie is called "Ted."
Ted is a comedy about a man named John (Mark Wahlberg) makes a Christmas miracle happen by bringing his one and only friend to life, his teddy bear that is small enough to fit in a personalized tote bag. The two grow up together and John must then choose to stay with his girlfriend (Mila Kunis) or keep his friendship with his crude and extremely inappropriate teddy bear, Ted (voiced by Seth McFarlane). Seth, (who is the creator of almost the entire Sunday night lineup on FOX with Family Guy, The Cleveland Show and American Dad), is also the writer and director of this movie, which is his first theatrical work.
I was skeptical at first, until I saw the trailer online. After that, I cannot wait until mid-July to see this movie. It looks so funny. Plus, the humor is an adult humor, which is raunchy at times, and is something that has been missing for the past year or two. The comedies that have been released are more for a younger crowd that may not be able to see a rated "R" movie, which is the rating that "Ted" has. I am glad that the creator of Family Guy is also the creator of this gem of a movie. I am a fan of his work and it seems to translate well from a cartoon to a feature movie. I know it will do well, and I recommend anyone who is a fan of his work or has a sense of humor to see this movie.