Just got back from seeing this. Not a fan. About as many laughs as a current day Family Guy episode (this is not a compliment),only stretched over 105 minutes. And with an unfortunate percentage of the runtime taken up by a really flat, generic rom-com. I suspect some will enjoy the obscure pop-culture references, but there's no inspiration to them (minus a pretty funny extended surprise cameo). They're there to be pop-culture references. The whole thing feels slack, and filled with an overabundance of background characters who contribute nothing. Also, lots of FGish offhand racist/sexist/whatever jokes.
And it's really fucking hard to root for a hero who can't decide between Mila Kunis and a stuffed bear voiced by Seth MacFarlane.
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The film is also annoyingly inconsistent in regards to Ted's physical abilities. We're shown, via a typical MacFarlane-ian extended fight scene, that the bear can hold its own in a fist fight with Wahlberg. Yet the entire third act tries to build dramatic stakes by turning him into a helpless kidnap victim at the hands of Giovanni Ribisi of all people.
Overall, I'd give it a 2/5 rating. Harmless and forgettable filler with some convincing effects and a few slight chuckles.
My audience was surprisingly muted throughout. Kind of a surprise there.
Edited by Episode29 - 6/25/12 at 10:32pm