“ Genre: Television - Family Guy / Theatrical Release: 2005 / Suitable for 15 years and over / Director: Pete Michels, Peter Shin / Actors: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, Lori Alan ... / DVD released 2005-10-24 at 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment / Features of the DVD: Full Screen, PAL „
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After being cancelled because it was getting too 'controversial' (according to the FCC), Family Guy creators were able to have the decision reversed, and out came this Family Guy Special, which focuses on the best character of the series, Stewie Griffin. Stewie Griffin sees a man who looks like him on TV, and decides to find him thinking that it must be his father, since Peter really is stupid and couldn't possibly be his father. He goes to San Francisco, and soon finds the man He discovers though, that he's not his father, but actually his future self who has come back in time. Baby Stewie goes to the future, and discovers to his horror that he's not in charge of the world, but he's a loser who is still a virgin and cries every time it comes to sex. He also meets future Chris, who is a cop married to a psychotic woman, future Meg who has had a sex change and his older parents. He tries to turn his older self's life around, but concludes that it can't be done in the future as something happened into the past the caused it. Stewie goes back in time again to solve the problem, which turned about to be that he never took chances after an accident. Thus, he is back on track to ruling the world. A class act, all the way.
This film is basically centered around Stewie Griffin, and Brian. The opening of the film features a red carpet style event, where all the characters are attending the film preview. Stewie has a near death experience when trying to hurt another person, so he ends up in Hell. However, when he gets sent back home, he sees a man who looks just like him on TV, and assumes that it's his real father. He travels to New York to find him, and finds out that it is himself in 30 years time; a virgin who has a bad job and no girlfriend. After finding this out, he travels back to that fateful day of the near-death experience, and changes the events so that he hopefully won't end up growing up to be a 30something year old virgin. Meanwhile, Peter gets a job on the news, and Tom Tucker is jealous. This film is really good; the jokes are funny, and there are plenty of them. Anyone who likes Family Guy will love it. However, one bad point is that the film is actually three episodes which the producers have put together, so they will appear on one of the series or on TV. The humour is adult as always, but that's not a bad thing! If you haven't already watched this film, then get it, because it is pure comedy genius!
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story had a fairly quiet release back in 2005. It pretty much focuses on Stewie and the main storyline is centered around his character in the future. It follows the same family guy format of off the cuff, irrelevent (but very funny jokes) but has a slightly deeper storyline than usual. As with all feature length productions that stem from animated comedies it can be pretty much summed up by saying that it is effectively a very long episode of family guy with a paticularly long story, If you are a family guy fan you may be very tempted to rush out and buy it but i emplore you not to. As the DVD didn't really take off it was re-released as the final 3 episodes of season 4 and so chances are you've seen it already. As always the plot isn't paticulary thrilling but is just used as a means to shoot joke after joke at you. Of course, I'm not complaining I love the comedy in it but I'm just saying there is not point in buying it as they incorporated it into a season anyway. Overall a good DVD - but a pointless buy.
note: also appears in part on Flixster and The Student Room I am always extremely wary of animated feature films; some work very well, such as The Simpsons Movie, but then some sadly are misfires and rather disappointing, like the first Futurama movie, Bender's Big Score. The little-publicised Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story had a fairly low-key DVD release a few years ago and then was re-released as the final three episodes of season four, with extra bits and pieces added. Although this is virtually just three especially nutty episodes of Family Guy appended together, it is a fabulous film that also allows them to really go off the rails without the usual constraints from neo-conservative network Fox, meaning there's a few swear words and some more risque jokes. The basic plot consists of Stewie catching sight of a man that he believes to be his father, but in fact who turns out to be a future version of himself who has time-travelled to check out the past. He is lonely, cantankerous and neurotic, and so it is up to young Stewie to sort his life out to prevent him from being doomed to a lonely existence, with amusing results. There are also numerous subplots, such as Peter being promoted to the lead anchor of Quahog news, and plenty of edgy jokes like those you'd normally expect from the show, except that they're ramped up another level here because of the lack of input from judicious network executives from Fox. This is one of the few truly great offerings from the show before it began to nosedive into the state of mediocrity it is currently in. Absolutely hilarious. It has more going for it than simply being three annexed episodes - the writers really pulled out the stops here. Serves as a superb companion piece to the series.
This is a special edition from Family Guy which features into about Stewie Griffin. It is available at a cheap price from Amazon for around less than a fiver now which is a fair price for it. This special edition is about Stewie Griffin and how his life could be in the future. Brian and Stewie be watching television and notice a man looking exactly like Stewie expect in a older version. Stewie believes that man is his father and goes with Brian to find him only to have a surprise in store! I think the comedy factor in this edition was done very well you can have a lot of laughs. There was some brilliant jokes by Stewie as usual and you get to see them go on another adventure. I thought the storyline brought the character down a little for the future but apart from that there was your typical Family Guy laughter in the show. This is originally a 3 part show but they turned it into the Untold Story. The fans of Stewie Griffin certainly need to pick this up as you get to know how he might turn up to be like in the future. It is not the best ever Family Guy Episode or something very special but it does contain its usual amount of laughs! Especially at the ending and when Stewie finds out who the person really is plenty of jokes then!