Ted 2

Ted 2

(2015)

Ted is coming, again.

Seth MacFarlane returns as co-writer, director and voice star of this sequel to the foul-mouthed comedy about a man-child (Mark Wahlberg) and his even more immature living teddy bear, Ted. Amanda Seyfried and Giovanni Ribisi co-star.

Here, cuddly Ted marries Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth), his girlfriend from the first film, and the couple seek to adopt a child. However, to get custody, Ted has to prove to a court of law that he is a person (problem is, he's a toy bear remember?). Securing the services of a junior, pot-smoking lawyer (Seyfried), Ted's battle takes on higher stakes as the implications of not being a person impact more than just the proposed adoption...

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In 2012 Seth MacFarlane gave us Ted, the tale of a pot smoking, foul-mouthed, womanising teddy bear still best friends (or thunderbuddies) with Johnny (Mark Wahlberg) who brought him to life with a childhood wish. It was very funny. Genuinely hysterical. In 2014 Seth MacFarlane gave us A Million Ways To Die In The West, the tale of … oh who cares, it was a terrible western and an even worse comedy. Welcome to Ted 2, effectively the sequel to both of those films.... More

It has Johnny, the bear and the central premise of the first Ted. And around ten jokes that would have made it into that chuckle fest. It has Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson (again briefly) and all the problems of MacFarlane’s deaths in the West.

The notional plot sees Ted fighting for his human rights in court. Human rights abuses are tough comic soil, but it would have been great to see the MacFarlane of ten years ago take up the challenge, with thinly-veiled shots at oppressive real-world giants.

Instead, the plot is mostly ignored and tragically unaddressed comically, while a series of set ups are lamely contrived, often for little pay off. The worst offender is a lengthy scene set at a Comic Con where, wait for it, two big guys dress in cosplay in order to beat up nerds. One of them is, cleverly, the actor who played Worf in Star Trek: The Next Generation, but MacFarlane is literally beating the hand that feeds him.

Tragically, like some 1980s straight-to-video sequel, this has all the concept but none of the charm of the original. The jokes feel like the first gags that sprang to mind. The plot is largely ignored. No one seems to care.

It’s time to wish for Ted to stop living.Hide


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BY Rhys-Rushton superstar

Ted 2 maintains its childish antics with potty-mouthed hilarity, potty one liners and, well, Pot.

Although not quite as funny as the first palaver. Ted 2 pulls jokes like bong hits. A cross between an adult version of dumb & dumber meets The Muppets if Lloyd, Harry and Jim Henson met at a pot growing conference sponsored by the American Federation of Swearers Anonymous.


BY Jordan superstar

3 years later, Ted the living teddy bear returns for another adventure involving a cavalcade of jokes that humans find themselves debating before they say them.

Mark Wahlberg returns as hapless John Bennett, the human who wished to life his teddy bear, Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane). The two thunder buddies find themselves dealing with polarised relationship troubles as John is now a divorcee from his ex-wife Lori Collins (previously played by Mila Kunis), while Ted has married his girlfriend... More Tami-Lyn (Jessica Barth), who find themselves fighting constantly.
After coming up with a "quick-fix" for their marriage, Ted is suddenly thrown in to a world where his status is questioned and he is bought before the courts to fight for his rights. Joined by Sam L. Jackson (Amanda Seyfried), the new trio bumble their way through the case on an adventure that's familiar but turned up to 11.

What MacFarlane was going to do with Ted 2 was any one's guess. After storming the Box-Office with his directorial debut, he could no doubt play around with what the sequel would do, and it shows. With a story that does all it needs to do to move the film through three acts, the jokes have been taken all the way over the line and the movie cares not for hurt feelings.

Following suit from his TV show Family Guy, MacFarlane has jokes lined up in every sentence, set-ups that pay off a long time after their introduction and featuring cameos left, right and centre, that Ted 2 can come down to a very simple statement:

If you like Family Guy, you'll like this movie. If you don't, you won't.Hide


BY RealityCheck superstar

Ted 2
So the magical bear returns, same lines as the first. Imagine ‘Pineapple Express’, ‘I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry’ with excerpts of ‘Paul’ and main guy is a talking bear. There you have it. If you don’t think you’re gonna like it, then don’t go! Ha ha, that simple. It’s immature and childish, so most guys will love it, it’s stupidly crap-tastic and leave your brain at home, eat your munchies & watch the hell out of this flick.
Genre : Adult Comedy, drug use,... More themes on friendship
4/5 : the first was a break out way new story, this just follows along the coat tails. Stay till the very end of credits… ha haHide


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The Press Reviews

46% of critics recommend.
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  • The chemistry between Wahlberg and MacFarlane is infectiously puerile. Full Review

  • MacFarlane’s preference for quantity over quality results in a lot of dead air, but the gags that land are howlers... Full Review

  • Cue semen slapstick, some slightly uncomfortable equal-rights comparisons – and cinema’s first Charlie Hebdo gag. Full Review

  • Ted's Boston-accented zingers are expertly delivered by the director/star, whose voice talent is undeniable, and Wahlberg again demonstrates that he's skilled at comedy. Full Review

  • Where Ted managed a respectable ratio of clever (or at least transcendently dumb) gags to lazy/offensive ones, Ted 2 is a repetitive, self-congratulatory slog... Full Review

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