Wednesday, 26 September 2012

The Thin White Dude's Movie Of The Month: August 2012 - Ted

A hilarious highlight of the summer season that wins you over within the first few minutes. Boasting a solid script that is put over by an unquestionably great lead performance by Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane's feature film debut is good fun. The animation and sound synchronisation between the live-action Wahlberg and the CGI bear Ted is flawless, contributing to a superior comedy that certainly isn't lacking where originality is concerned.

The Thin White Dude's Prognosis - 7.8/10

Runner-Up: This Must Be The Place - Little Miss Sunshine-esque in tone, featuring a memorable protagonist in Cheyenne, played by a subtle and nuanced Sean Penn. Very funny film.

Second-Most Deadly Disease: The Expendables 2 - Republicans-'R-Us in this back-slapping monstrosity of a film, made more terrible by the fact that I actually enjoyed it.

Avoid Like The Plague: Chill - A consistent but uniformly pants and underwhelming horror film. Credit where credit is due to Serge Rodnunsky though.

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