SETH MACFARELANE’S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT
“Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish…and has refused to leave his side ever since.”
In this case, the bear swears, smokes pot and chases women…
THE restricTED TRAILER
It’s hard to sell such a strange concept which is why I thought the Red Band trailer was brilliant. Forget getting into the details of the plot just glaze over it a bit and open the door to Seth MacFarlane’s awesome sense of humor. That’s the beauty of Red Band trailers. You don’t have to worry about censoring words and NSFW type situations. It’s a great way to show off the true style of the movie.
I’m a huge fan of Seth MacFarlane from Family Guy to his hosting duties on Comedy Central’s Celebrity Roasts. His comedic style (and voice) come through loud and clear in the red band trailer. I was sold the second I heard The Thunder Song.
Of course, red band trailers aren’t going to be played everywhere so things need to be toned down. How do you sell a concept like Ted without the swearing? You focus on the story and show off the spirit of the movie.
TED GREEN BAND TRAILER
Obviously if you don’t watch and/or laugh at Family Guy this movie probably isn’t for you. The concept is pretty weird after all. I suppose you either buy it or you don’t.
I happen to love both of these trailers. It looks like a fun and definitely original comedy. While I laughed a LOT more watching the Red Band trailer I still enjoyed Green because it gives you a better look at what kind of movie this will be.
However, I really think I would have just said ‘meh’ had I not seen the profanity first. For that reason the red band wins for me.
Hopefully they held back a lot and we’ll get a ton of Ted when the movie is released July 13, 2012.
PS: I do wish Ted sounded less like Peter Griffin…