Latest Movie News Headlines

Could the green-band trailer for Seth MacFarlane's Ted be better than the red-band?

Apr. 4, 2012by: Paul Shirey

The red-band trailer for Seth MacFarlane's feature-length debut, TED, generated some very mixed feelings with quite a bit of animosity towards the project.  I thought the red-band trailer had some laughs, but was distracted by MacFarlane's "schtick" which felt like Family Guy in a teddy bear costume. 

Now, the green-band trailer is here and is suprisingly better...although I doubt it will reverse the opinions of those who were unimpressed with the red-band. 

Take a look:

This project is just so...odd.  Wahlberg and Kunis are great, but I'm all for some strange comedy, but I'm just not sure where this is headed.  It's almost too weird to get a handle on.  It's a high concept that feels like a Disney pitch gone bad.  I'm not even on the fence with this one.  I'm just kind of staring at it, deciding if I even want to start climbing.

I am genuinely curious to see what happens with this at the box office.  I know there are some rabid MacFarlane fans out there, but will they be enough to make this a hit? 

We'll find out when TED opens on July 13, 2012.

Extra Tidbit: Did MacFarlane peak with Family Guy or do you think he's got more to offer?
Source: Apple

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

7:38PM on 04/05/2012
Loved Family guy back in the day before it got cancelled and even after it came back but I soured on it. The new episodes just aren't very funny and I can't stand watching the old ones. In my opinion American Dad is the best thing Macfarland has done. That show is better than family guy in every way and is still going strong. This film looks funny too. Interested to see how Macfarland handles it.
Loved Family guy back in the day before it got cancelled and even after it came back but I soured on it. The new episodes just aren't very funny and I can't stand watching the old ones. In my opinion American Dad is the best thing Macfarland has done. That show is better than family guy in every way and is still going strong. This film looks funny too. Interested to see how Macfarland handles it.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
9:15PM on 04/04/2012
God why did that idiot have to do the voice of the bear? It would be funny but I can't stand to listen to that dumb ass! Can he do any other kind of voice? why do they all have some stupid accent?
God why did that idiot have to do the voice of the bear? It would be funny but I can't stand to listen to that dumb ass! Can he do any other kind of voice? why do they all have some stupid accent?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+7
7:59PM on 04/04/2012
All around college campus people now randomly sing the thunder song, and everyone around laughs. I think most of the hate for this (and Family Guy) comes from the angry anti-mainstream internet geeks.
All around college campus people now randomly sing the thunder song, and everyone around laughs. I think most of the hate for this (and Family Guy) comes from the angry anti-mainstream internet geeks.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:35PM on 04/04/2012
I love the red band more. Loved the thunder song
I love the red band more. Loved the thunder song
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:29PM on 04/04/2012

Definitely Seeing This

I think this is going to be hilarious. As a Family Guy fan I can't wait to see how this turns out.
I think this is going to be hilarious. As a Family Guy fan I can't wait to see how this turns out.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:41PM on 04/04/2012

I'm definitely intrigued...

... and I think both trailers are funny. It's strange, which is good, Hollywood is taking financial risks anytime they try something different, so I'll applaud the initiative. I doubt MacFarlane peaked, his TV shows are still funny (especially American Dad).
... and I think both trailers are funny. It's strange, which is good, Hollywood is taking financial risks anytime they try something different, so I'll applaud the initiative. I doubt MacFarlane peaked, his TV shows are still funny (especially American Dad).
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:49PM on 04/04/2012

HAHAH

Still funny as hell. :) oh man that fight scene should win an oscar :)
Still funny as hell. :) oh man that fight scene should win an oscar :)
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+2
4:37PM on 04/04/2012
I didn't laugh as much as I thought I would at this or the red band, but I think it looks funny. I'm not really sure how you think this is so strange. How is this isn't weirder than The Muppets or Greg the Bunny? It's just a different kind of the same thing. And how did anyone not expect this to be full on Seth MacFarlane. He wrote the thing and he's directing it. So, I think it would be safe to assume that it's going to have very similar comedy. I am looking forward to it. Good cast, Wahlberg
I didn't laugh as much as I thought I would at this or the red band, but I think it looks funny. I'm not really sure how you think this is so strange. How is this isn't weirder than The Muppets or Greg the Bunny? It's just a different kind of the same thing. And how did anyone not expect this to be full on Seth MacFarlane. He wrote the thing and he's directing it. So, I think it would be safe to assume that it's going to have very similar comedy. I am looking forward to it. Good cast, Wahlberg is hilarious, and I like MacFarlane's material. I think it's going to be pretty entertaining.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:36PM on 04/04/2012

Holy SHIIIIII

Dude?! Really??? Honestly I've been waiting for a comedy like this since The Hangover. I was laughing my hairy ass off. I'm totally diggin this...cant wait.
Dude?! Really??? Honestly I've been waiting for a comedy like this since The Hangover. I was laughing my hairy ass off. I'm totally diggin this...cant wait.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:35PM on 04/04/2012
I agree the thunder song was AWESOME. F U Thunder!
I agree the thunder song was AWESOME. F U Thunder!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+4
4:30PM on 04/04/2012

Awesome!

I can't believe I'm just learning about this now! Went back and watched the Red Band trailer as well and love it too! Can't wait!
I can't believe I'm just learning about this now! Went back and watched the Red Band trailer as well and love it too! Can't wait!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:58PM on 04/04/2012

Anyone "Unimpressed" With the Red band Trailer...

...is clearly a douchebag, doesn't know what being funny for funny's sake is, and probably has a stick jammed so far up their ass, that it could not even be removed with the jaws of life.
...is clearly a douchebag, doesn't know what being funny for funny's sake is, and probably has a stick jammed so far up their ass, that it could not even be removed with the jaws of life.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:40PM on 04/04/2012
I like the approach on both trailers, but the "Thunder song" in the red band trailer had me sold.
I like the approach on both trailers, but the "Thunder song" in the red band trailer had me sold.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:39PM on 04/04/2012
This looks funny as hell. Ted looks like a wonderful creation.
This looks funny as hell. Ted looks like a wonderful creation.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:28PM on 04/04/2012
I was already on board from the red band trailer but you're right this does a way better job of selling the movie.
I was already on board from the red band trailer but you're right this does a way better job of selling the movie.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
-11
3:23PM on 04/04/2012
The red band trailer sucked. Words cannot describe my hatred for it. I literally had not seen a trailer that bad since Disaster Movie. Now the green band trailer, is actually pretty funny! Maybe it's because they toned it down a bit or what but I now think this looks like a really funny movie.
The red band trailer sucked. Words cannot describe my hatred for it. I literally had not seen a trailer that bad since Disaster Movie. Now the green band trailer, is actually pretty funny! Maybe it's because they toned it down a bit or what but I now think this looks like a really funny movie.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:17PM on 04/04/2012

Tidbit

Family Guy hasnt been funny since they came back from cancellation... They tried to hard to be Controversial like South Park, and they fail every time
Family Guy hasnt been funny since they came back from cancellation... They tried to hard to be Controversial like South Park, and they fail every time
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:15PM on 04/04/2012

Seth MacFarlane

The man who made a career out of ripping off other people is here to rip off something else
From the Creator of Family Guy (Simpsons) we bring you Ted (Wilfred)
The man who made a career out of ripping off other people is here to rip off something else
From the Creator of Family Guy (Simpsons) we bring you Ted (Wilfred)
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:30PM on 04/04/2012
No one else can see Wilfred and everyone knows that Ted is real, how are they the same?
No one else can see Wilfred and everyone knows that Ted is real, how are they the same?
3:39PM on 04/04/2012
The one difference... Getting Stoned, being an asshole, making inappropriate comments... Its all the same
The one difference... Getting Stoned, being an asshole, making inappropriate comments... Its all the same
4:27PM on 04/04/2012
You must not have liked Paul either...
You must not have liked Paul either...
3:12PM on 04/04/2012
This is a good trailer. I just watched the red-band trailer, however, and suspect this movie is going to make the same mistake that Paul did, and be vulgar to the point of irritation.
This is a good trailer. I just watched the red-band trailer, however, and suspect this movie is going to make the same mistake that Paul did, and be vulgar to the point of irritation.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+8
2:59PM on 04/04/2012
McFarlane has said that in the movie when he first comes to life he does scare people and is studied by scientists. But after 20+ years he's kinda old news and people have gotten used to him.
McFarlane has said that in the movie when he first comes to life he does scare people and is studied by scientists. But after 20+ years he's kinda old news and people have gotten used to him.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:48PM on 04/04/2012
I'm all over it. I've laughed my ass off at everything I've seen so far.

The one thing I just needed to ignore is why this story takes place in the real world yet somehow a talking stuffed bear manages to get a job and doesn't freak the shit out of every person around it.
I'm all over it. I've laughed my ass off at everything I've seen so far.

The one thing I just needed to ignore is why this story takes place in the real world yet somehow a talking stuffed bear manages to get a job and doesn't freak the shit out of every person around it.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Movie News Headlines


Top
Loading...
JoBlo's T-Shirt Shoppe | support our site... Wear Our Gear!