Main Plot Points:
- Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director and voice star of Ted 2, Universal and Media Rights Capital’s follow-up to the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time.
- Joined once again by star Mark Wahlberg and fellow Ted writers Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild, MacFarlane produces the live action/CG-animated comedy alongside Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, as well as Jason Clark and John Jacobs.
What We Thought:
- Ted 2 has some big laughs, but isn’t quite as good as the original.
- The first film was so unexpected. You didn’t know what to think of a cursing, beer drinking, pot smoking stuffed bear so the second time around it isn’t quite the same.
- That being said, I laughed a lot and had fun with it. I’ll definitely be getting it on Blu-ray and it’ll be something I watch a lot over the next few years.
- This time around Ted is married and wants to have a child with Tami-Lynn. They find out they can’t adopt because Ted’s not a person and Ted and John (Mark Wahlberg) go to court to get him declared a legal person with the help of their lawyer played by Amanda Seyfried.
- There are some big laughs with John and Ted trying to find a way to get Tami-Lynn pregnant and then the film gets a bit more serious when the legal factor comes in. Then it heads to New York and has a funny bit at Comic-Con.
- Even though I laughed a lot and really enjoyed it, the film does feel a bit choppy. There seems to be a lot that was cut out and it hurts the movie a bit. In the trailer is a scene with a Jeep chasing them in a car, but that’s not in the movie. I think it should occur around the time they get to a barn because that scene feels really chopped up. I don’t know what MacFarlane was going for there, but there doesn’t seem to be a punch line for a huge set up at the barn. Even the Comic-Con scene feels super edited and I know for a fact some of what was shot didn’t make the finished movie.
- All of that being said, Ted 2 will make bank. It’s funny. Fans of the original will go see it. If you didn’t like the first one and don’t like Seth MacFarlane’s brand of humor, stay home and don’t complain it’s offensive. I don’t know if it will make the same amount of box office as the original or if it will take down Chris Pratt and his raptors, but there’s no way this disappoints like A Million Ways to Die in the West.
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Mark Wahlberg
- Seth MacFarlane
- Amanda Seyfried
- Giovanni Ribisi
- Jon Slattery
- Morgan Freeman
Recommended if You Like:
- Family Guy
- Seth MacFarlane Humor
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