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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Ted has made almost as much money at the box office as The Hobbit   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 80
    More: Cool, The Hobbit, box offices, Japan, Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis  
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2013-02-02 01:26:04 PM  
As someone who loves Jackson's Rings trilogy and has the extended DVDs at home, I'd like to say the The Hobbit is a sub-par piece of work and Ted made me laugh at inappropriate times.
 
2013-02-02 03:12:53 PM  

gopher321: As someone who loves Jackson's Rings trilogy and has the extended DVDs at home, I'd like to say the The Hobbit is a sub-par piece of work and Ted made me laugh at inappropriate times.


I can't imagine how you get 3 movies, all of which will probably be nearly 3 hours long, out of The Hobbit.  Even Tolkien considered it to be a sort of light work for kids.
 
2013-02-02 03:48:02 PM  
Ted made me laugh a lot and I've never watched an entire episode of any Seth Macfarlane shows. Puddy was a firkin riot in that.
 
2013-02-02 03:52:06 PM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: Ted made me laugh a lot and I've never watched an entire episode of any Seth Macfarlane shows. Puddy was a firkin riot in that.


Well congrats you've now sat through an episode of a Seth Macfarlane show, it played out the same way, the characters acted the same way, he did random injections of too-long action scenes the same way, preachy in parts the same way...but ultimately also funny the same way.
 
2013-02-02 04:13:35 PM  
Ted was funny.
 
2013-02-02 04:20:32 PM  
Who farking cares?
 
2013-02-02 04:22:26 PM  
IMHO 'Ted' is a high water mark in comedy excellence. If I taught a comedy film how-to course 'Ted' would be played on the first and last days of class.
 
2013-02-02 04:25:15 PM  

gopher321: As someone who loves Jackson's Rings trilogy and has the extended DVDs at home, I'd like to say the The Hobbit is a sub-par piece of work and Ted made me laugh at inappropriate times.


I wasn't a fan of the high FPS film recording. I don't understand why they would record the film at a higher FPS, then speed it up.
 
2013-02-02 04:33:12 PM  
I thoroughly enjoyed the Hobbit, also liked Ted.

I'm easy to please.
 
2013-02-02 04:33:53 PM  
The Hobbit was farking awesome.  If you hate it you are a sad human being.
 
2013-02-02 04:35:22 PM  
The reason I love TED so much is, about 6 years ago a friend and I were at SDCC and at a Diamond Distributors party.
We were standing there eating when a guy walks up and asks "How are you doing?"

It was Flash Farking Gordon himself.

We sat and talked to him for a while. Nicest guy ever. So the scene where he shows up absolutely made my day.
 
2013-02-02 04:38:55 PM  
The Hobbit rocks. I went to see it twice. I could watch it every day.
 
2013-02-02 04:42:03 PM  
Thought both films were great, guess that makes me uncool.
 
2013-02-02 04:42:13 PM  
I don't get the headline. This article states Ted has made 500 million. Hobbit's already at 900 million. Article only mentions Hangover as well.
 
2013-02-02 04:46:01 PM  
What really sealed the deal for me with Ted was the Patrick Stewart narration and the Sam Jones guest appearance. Both were pure, uncut awesome.
 
2013-02-02 04:46:05 PM  
You are terrible at math, submitter.
 
2013-02-02 04:47:43 PM  

nikku88: I don't get the headline. This article states Ted has made 500 million. Hobbit's already at 900 million. Article only mentions Hangover as well.


Yeah, doesn't make sense to me either. World wide they are separated by 400 million, that isn't almost as much to me. When looking at domestic totals they are separated by about 80 million.  How did subby come to his conclusion
 
ecl
2013-02-02 04:49:57 PM  
Dear Submitter,

madgearsolid.com
 
2013-02-02 04:53:24 PM  
Hasn't Ted also been in theaters for about six months now?
 
2013-02-02 04:58:12 PM  
If you have ever watched family guy....it was basically the same thing. Extremely overrated movie.
 
2013-02-02 05:08:18 PM  

DoomPaul: gopher321: As someone who loves Jackson's Rings trilogy and has the extended DVDs at home, I'd like to say the The Hobbit is a sub-par piece of work and Ted made me laugh at inappropriate times.

I wasn't a fan of the high FPS film recording. I don't understand why they would record the film at a higher FPS, then speed it up.


It wasn't sped up, was it?  I saw it in 48fps and it didn't look sped up to me.

Personally I loved the Hobbit.  Saw it in 24fps and 48fps and I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm one of the people who thought 48fps was better.
 
2013-02-02 05:22:40 PM  
Pretty sure the hobbit is going to make over a billion dollars....

ted will be around half that?

so yeah...

hobbit is also at 941 million right now and hasnt opened in china yet (february 22nd)

so pretty dumb title.
 
2013-02-02 05:24:06 PM  

jake_lex: I can't imagine how you get 3 movies, all of which will probably be nearly 3 hours long, out of The Hobbit.  Even Tolkien considered it to be a sort of light work for kids.


I was excited for The Hobbit until I heard about them stretching into 3 movies. I can see a 5-hour version literal translation of the book that would still be quite good, but it sounds like too much is crammed into the film. Though i have yet to see the film, so maybe I'm wrong...


also, Ted was fairly bad. I don't really like Seth Macfarlane's show, so I kind of knew what I was getting into when I rented it, but some made the film to be a better version of his work. Nope, just stupid shiat where "[pop culture reference]. that's the joke" is its definition of humor.
 
2013-02-02 05:38:20 PM  
Four words:  Coked up Flash Gordon
 
2013-02-02 05:42:02 PM  
Ted was terrible and here's why.  After the initial shock of a living teddy bear, the entire world gets over it, and there's nothing special about the fact he's a living teddy bear.  That's the first five minutes of the movie, which ruins the rest of the movie.  Every time Ted does something outrageous, nobody gives a shiat that it's a cute teddy bear behaving outrageously.  Nobody in the movie reacts to him being a living teddy bear, so it's not funny to the audience.  It's a terrible stoner buddy movie.
 
2013-02-02 05:42:46 PM  
The funniest movie of 2012 was 21 Jump Street.

/fark you, science
 
2013-02-02 05:48:50 PM  

foo monkey: The funniest movie of 2012 was 21 Jump Street.

/fark you, science


I gotta admit I lol'ed quite often at that one.  Great cameos at the end there too.
 
2013-02-02 06:13:50 PM  
The My Little Pony Killer * * Smartest * * Funniest * [ ] Smartest [ ] Funniest 2013-02-02 04:53:24 PM Hasn't Ted also been in theaters for about six months now?
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I saw a Dark Knight Rises-Ted double feature (Yeah, yeah, I know it's a weird combination) at a drive-in. So... yes. 6 months.
 
2013-02-02 06:24:54 PM  

foo monkey: The funniest movie of 2012 was 21 Jump Street.

/fark you, science


I just watched that recently, and I had ti keeo rewinding it becuase I was laugh ing so hard I was missing other jokes. It could have been the reefer but I thought that flick was hilarous!
 
2013-02-02 06:25:25 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: The Hobbit was farking awesome.  If you hate it you are a sad human being.


this.

I think a lot of my enjoyment stemmed from knowing that nothing was going to be resolved though.  I enjoyed the ring trilogy, and I was looking very much to a return to middle earth, which is what I got.

that being said I wonder if the movies are playing on tnt right now... they usually are on the weekends.
 
2013-02-02 06:28:18 PM  
The best thing Jackson did with LOTR was cut out huge swaths of the story, especially the random poems and singing.

The worst thing Jackson did with The Hobbit was leave in huge swaths of the story including the random poems and singing. Hell he added things in that weren't even in the book, to make an already long movie longer.
 
2013-02-02 06:28:56 PM  

foo monkey: The funniest movie of 2012 was 21 Jump Street.

/fark you, science


holy crap, I rented that on a whim one night and I freaking loved it.  my wife had just finished codirecting peterpan, so that was an additional bonus.

/gotta crow
 
2013-02-02 06:31:43 PM  

jake3988: The My Little Pony Killer * * Smartest * * Funniest * [ ] Smartest [ ] Funniest 2013-02-02 04:53:24 PM Hasn't Ted also been in theaters for about six months now?
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I saw a Dark Knight Rises-Ted double feature (Yeah, yeah, I know it's a weird combination) at a drive-in. So... yes. 6 months.



I saw it opening weekend. It was one of the oddest theater situations I've ever seen. All the men at the theater were there to see Ted, while the women were there to see Magic Mike. The lines to the auditoriums reminded me of 6th grade health class when they herded the boys and girls into seperate classrooms.
 
2013-02-02 06:32:08 PM  
The Hobbit would have been a lot funnier if MacFarlane had directed it
 
2013-02-02 07:45:30 PM  

graggor: Pretty sure the hobbit is going to make over a billion dollars....

ted will be around half that?

so yeah...

hobbit is also at 941 million right now and hasnt opened in china yet (february 22nd)

so pretty dumb title.


The Hobbit dvd was on sale in Vietnam in December, I'm sure anyone in China that wants to see it already has.
 
2013-02-02 07:48:02 PM  
Love both movies, watched them both twice.

Last time I watched the Hobbit the wife and I did a LotR extended version marathon over the weekend.

The Hobbit was a near perfect fantasy movie, I would love to see Peter Jackson turn the Dragonlance books into films.
 
2013-02-02 07:48:37 PM  
Haven't seen The Hobbit yet.  Saw Ted - found it mildly amusing at best.  For all the talk-up, I found it as disappointing (compared to the hype) as Bridesmaids.  On the other hand, I heard nothing about 21 Jump Street before I saw it, and found that movie hilarious.
 
2013-02-02 07:51:03 PM  
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I loved the scene where Frodo and Galadriel played some "Truth or Dare" and she had to take a crap on the floor.
 
2013-02-02 08:41:29 PM  
Ted had fewer laughs than an average Family Guy episode. And I'm a fairly big Seth MacFarlane fan. Except for the Cleveland show. Least funny black people ever
 
2013-02-02 08:44:03 PM  
The Hobbit movie by Jackson is a piece of shiat.
He wrote so much crap into it that is not in the book in order
to stretch it into three movies and ruined it. Pure greed and nothing else.
I had to ask several times what movie I was watching, because it was NOT
the Hobbit of J.R.R. Tolkien.
I can see anyone liking the movie if they have never read the book.
 
2013-02-02 09:07:43 PM  
I have no plans to see The Hobbit: Overly Dragged Out Money Grab any time in the near future.
 
2013-02-02 09:17:15 PM  
Even as a  CGI guy, I can admit that all the Lord of the Rings movies are farking boring. Ted was funny though. Not Schindler's list-funny but at least Scream 2 funny.
 
2013-02-02 09:22:05 PM  
Ted was freaking funny.   But, hey, there is always someone to piss on the campfire....

The Hobbit ain't my type of film.  In fact, in school, people who read Tolkien smoked as much dope as Ted did...."Tokin' with Tolkien" was one of the Brit Lit classes at school (at least what we called it)
 
2013-02-02 09:37:56 PM  
For all of us who actually picked up the tolkien books 35 years ago the movies are old hat for pseudo hipsters.

Ted was a movie for those of us who drink beer and realize base humor is closer to reality than hairy footed midgets wandering through the shire.
 
2013-02-02 10:36:29 PM  
Ted got lucky.
 
2013-02-02 10:42:36 PM  
"The Hobbit" was a disappointment, but "Ted" is the next rung on our ladder down to "Ow!  My Balls!"  And in the future, all you Fark-Twats who rave about "Ted" will also be the coont-a-holics complaining about the current putrid state of our rancid culture.
 
2013-02-02 10:52:55 PM  

Maynotlast: "The Hobbit" was a disappointment, but "Ted" is the next rung on our ladder down to "Ow!  My Balls!"  And in the future, all you Fark-Twats who rave about "Ted" will also be the coont-a-holics complaining about the current putrid state of our rancid culture.


So if you can type without your monocle, what is an intelligent comedy in your estimation?

/Woody Allen and Mel Brooks are going to be involved
 
2013-02-02 10:58:33 PM  

foo monkey: Ted was terrible and here's why.  After the initial shock of a living teddy bear, the entire world gets over it, and there's nothing special about the fact he's a living teddy bear.  That's the first five minutes of the movie, which ruins the rest of the movie.  Every time Ted does something outrageous, nobody gives a shiat that it's a cute teddy bear behaving outrageously.  Nobody in the movie reacts to him being a living teddy bear, so it's not funny to the audience.  It's a terrible stoner buddy movie.


Holy.
crap.

I mean, I've picked on movies before but.......I......I just.......
It's a farking movie about a TALKING TEDDY BEAR. This wasn't a farking documentary.
Yeah, let's change the movie to 60 different people screaming "LOOK AT THAT BEAR! IT TALKS!" then cut to scientists cutting him open.
Dude......seriously.
 
2013-02-02 10:58:41 PM  

Maynotlast: "The Hobbit" was a disappointment, but "Ted" is the next rung on our ladder down to "Ow!  My Balls!"  And in the future, all you Fark-Twats who rave about "Ted" will also be the coont-a-holics complaining about the current putrid state of our rancid culture.


Melodramatic much? Ted wasn't everyone's cup of tea, but it's not a harbinger on where our society is heading. It was really the same kind of movie the Farrelly Brothers would have made in the late 90s.
 
2013-02-02 11:18:36 PM  
Ted had Mila Kunis in it. Therefore Ted > Hobbit
 
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