Seth MacFarlane's comedic modus operandi is to shock with outrageousness and pander with TV and movie citations via one non sequitur after another, a strategy that leads to a few laughs but nothing approaching lasting humor.
Slant, what a surprise. >.>
Jun 26 - 09:56 PM
Any review that starts off with "modus operandi" within the first 5 words is trying too hard. There's nothing wrong with throwing in a bit of latin now and then but in this case it just makes the reviewer come off as a dick.
Jun 27 - 01:06 AM
It's not in the first five words of the review. It's in the first five words of the quote, which is pulled from the review.
Jun 27 - 05:03 PM
And anyway, it's a pretty common phrase, so I don't see what Trevor is complaining about.
Jun 27 - 07:34 PM
Jesus its a Seth MacFarlane flick not some artsy foreign film from the 20s
Jun 27 - 11:25 AM
That's funny, cuz I totally saw the preview of Ted beating the shit out of Marky Mark and thought I was watching The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
Jul 31 - 05:48 PM
When I read the phrase "modus operandi" in a review about a guy and his teddy bear, I instantly thought two things:
1) Ted wasn't intended for this guy.
2) He's probably a douche.
Jun 27 - 11:34 AM
This guy gave The Dictator 4/5 - tells you EVERYTHING you need to know about him, and makes his slating of Ted a ringing endorsement as far as I'm concerned
Jun 27 - 01:51 PM
The latter part of your sentence is perfectly acceptable. The middle part, on the other hand, shows what a moron you are.
Jul 31 - 05:56 PM
When I saw the trailer for Ted. I though the same thing. The jokes are all the same (goes for Family Guy as well). The setups and punchlines may be different, but the rhythm of every joke never leaves you truly surprised because you know when the funny is supposed to happen.
Jun 27 - 09:01 PM