Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story

Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story is a direct-to-DVD animated comedy film made in 2005, when Family Guy`s writers were still making people laugh. I`m sorry, but they stopped being funny somewhere in the middle of making the ninth season. The last season in fact only made me laugh once and that was when I got so bored watching the new dull episodes that I started to recall jokes they had made in earlier seasons. Anyways, this animated comedy film is set in the fictional dimension of Family Guy just like the sitcom. But unlike the episodes of the sitcom it`s nearly 90 minutes long. So it`s roughly three times longer. But is it three times as fun? Oh yes, yes it is. It`s hilarious.
As one could presume from the name of it, the plot centres around Stewie. The film starts with Griffins going swimming in the Quahog Community Pool where it turns out that little Stewie can`t swim. Therefore his mother, Lois, takes him to swimming lessons where Stewie meets a child about his age who is a great swimmer. Stewie instantly becomes jealous and wants to steal his glory. He tries everything. Even shaving off all his body hair to swim faster. But it`s all good for nothing as he just can`t swim. As a last resort he tries to kill that kid with a dynamite but ends up olny hurting himself. He ends up in hell where Steve Allen seems to try and rape him. After he is revived by Lois, he believes that the brief hell experience is a sign showing that he has to be a good boy for that moment on. While Stewie is doing his best on being a caring and well-behaved young boy, his father, the legendary Peter Griffin, is given a job at Quahog 5, hosting a segment called What Really Grinds My Gears, where he rants about things that bother him. Like Lindsay Lohan with all those little outfits, jumping around there on stage, half naked. I guess it`s important to note here that back in 2005 Lindsay hadn`t yet lost her looks. On one morning, Stewie wakes up with a hangover. Did I forget to mention that as Stewie found it very hard to act nice to other people, he turned to alcohol for help? Well he did. So on one morning he wakes up with a hangover and realises how lonely his existence in this world is. He wishes he had someome to relate to and on that very moment he notices a person on the TV checking in at a hotel in San Francisco who looks just like him but is an adult. Stewie starts to think that maybe that guy is his real father, not that idiotic fat man who he has been living with. And he wants to find out for sure. Therefore Stewie and Brian decide to get a ride with Quagmire, the pervert next door neighbour, to find that man who Stewie believes is his real dad. And that is when the journey begins. The journey that does not only take Stewie from Quahog to San Francisco, but also involves traveling in time and plenty of humorous incidents.
If you are a fan of Family Guy, then you have probably already seen it. If you are not, then I don`t really recommend you to start watching Family Guy with this film. There are a lot of in-jokes that you probably wouldn`t get. You should start with the pilot episode.
I have to say that I really liked this one. It`s definitely a lot better than Family Guy`s other straight-to-DVD releases. Although, it`s thrice as long as a normal episode, it didn`t feel intentionally stretched to be longer. There was always something going on to keep the audience entertained and every scene of this 88-minute long movie had a joke that worked.
On IMDB it has a score of 7.7 points out of 10 and the tomatometer shows that 83% of the audiece liked it.
Just so you all know, I heard from a reliable source that if you have not seen and don`t intend to watch the first 9 seasons of Family Guy (it`s okay do not haven seen the 10th one because it`s really bad) and this direct-to-dvd film, an evil monkey moves into your closet to intimidate you.


31 comments:

  1. I only watched like 10 random episodes...
    gonna start from beginning

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  2. I watched the first two volumes but I can take or leave Family Guy, they just take the same joke and ram it down your throat for 22 minutes or so.

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  3. I love Family Guy, i'm a TOTAL ADDICT & Stewie is amazeballs xD although I have to say my fav is Quagmire . . . Giggidy Giggidy Alright :)))

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  4. Hmm, have watched all the Family Guy episodes but haven't heard of this, weird. Gotta check it out!

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  5. I love him and his storys!

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  6. More things to add to my list of "things I need to watch"

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  7. being a huge family guy fan, im ashamed i havent watched this

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  8. I was amused by this. I was a big family guy fan when the show first started and then returned after being cancelled but now...I've lost all interest. Its beyond repetitive.

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  9. I blinked once and missed a joke. Something about a 'coin-purse'. I didn't get it and probably never will.

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  10. I dont like family guy much but that was funny

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  11. I haven't watched family guy in forever... Actually... I think I watched it last Friday but was a little too inebriated to care.

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  12. Never really liked Family Guy, tried getting into it by watching the first season but couldn't get past more than a few episodes. Might have to give it another shot.

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  13. OK, that settles it, I HAVE to see this movie! :)

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  14. i will give it a watch. but imho fam guy started going bad since season 4-5
    when stewie stoppe being an evil genius, and became a faggot

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  15. It seems like family guy has gone down hill since they started trying to appease people who hated the show!

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  16. I love this show, but I have no free time to watch it. :/

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  17. These are probably my favorite episodes

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  18. Its sad but this happens with most of the shows out there. They run out of ideas, but they still are milking the dead cow...

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  19. hahaha love this. Such a funny show! Following!
    Check out my new blog too!

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  20. At least, it wasn't star wars related.
    Some good jokes.

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  21. It's not so much that 10th is so bad, but the earlier are very good :D

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  22. This was an awesome movie :D. ANd I actualy like how Family Guy is now for the most part.

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