Ted 2 had its moments, but nothing original like its hysterical predecessor.
In 2012, Seth MacFarlane's Ted was extremely successful and became one of highest-grossing R-rated comedies of all-time. MacFarlane punched in the slapstick and bromance throughout his directorial debut. There was no doubt that with the success of Ted there would soon be a sequel on the way. MacFarlane first went on to make his not-so-hot comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West last summer and then returned this summer with the foul mouth teddy bear.
Was Ted 2 a failure? Was it a success? Was it better than the first? No, no and no. Ted 2 could not compare to its predecessor nor was it a failure. There were jokes that made you laugh and there were jokes that made you cringe. It was more of MacFarlane being MacFarlane, dragging out jokes way too long and throwing pop culture satire into the mix. Mark Wahlberg returns as John, Ted’s (voiced by MacFarlane) loyal friend. Wahlberg ‘s chemistry with a booze drinking teddy bear continued to amuse.
The plot is rather simple: Ted and Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth) are a newlywed couple and want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law. Cue Tom Brady, B.J. jokes and the sweet Amanda Seyfried as Ted’s untried lawyer. Ted 2 still hit moments of amusement, but never the level of the first. Did we need to see more of MacFarlane’s booze drinking, pot-smoking, crude bear? Probably not, but it is what it is.
Ted 2 is rated R (Restricted). For crude and sexual content, pervasive language, and some drug use.
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