ted2.jpgNewly married couple Ted (voice by Seth MacFarlane) and Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barthwant to have a baby, but when they find out that Ted is not recognized as a person, he has to prove it in a court of law.

My thoughts on the film

Comedy sequels are tough. There’s a reason why they make a sequel—the first one was great and it made a ton of money, so it’s easy for Hollywood executives to say, “Let’s do it again! If you do exactly what you did in the first one, we will make a ton of money all over again.” 

However, for the rest of us, we are skeptical when there are comedy sequels. The biggest bomb in recent memory was Hangover 2 and to make it even worse, Hangover 3. But, you saw what they did there, right? The second one did so poorly (still a box office hit due to fans enjoying the first one), so they decided to make a third one, but back to basics, back to Vegas. Unfortunately, it made the entire series even worse: it was hard to remember how good the initial movie was. There’s some good news here though, Ted 2 does pick up where the story left off in the first movie, albeit, a gear or two down from the first one.

The first and really only notable aspect of Ted 2 is that Mila Kunis did not reprise her role as Lori, as she was pregnant during filming and the schedule simply did not work out. As a female replacement, we see Amanda Seyfried play Samantha as a junior lawyer. Putting my feelings for her aside, I thought she did a good enough job to not be an abysmal character. Mark Wahlberg, Sam Jones, Patrick Warburton and Giovanni Ribisi reprised their roles as John, Flash Gordon, Guy and Donny. As for newcomers, the only one who really matter is Morgan Freeman who plays Patrick Meighan, one of the best civil law lawyers in the United States. 

The storyline was rather weak and didn’t really have a smooth transition from start to end, but fortunately, the jokes were perfectly timed and you surely will be laughing out loud along with everyone else in the theatre. If the original Ted wasn’t your cup of tea (Seth MacFarlane’s humour can be a bit crude) Ted 2 follows the exact same footsteps, so you really need to enjoy Seth MacFarlane’s humour to enjoy Ted 2.

Rating 3.5/5

Ted 2 might not be as good as the first one, but then again, not many films can do that, so take it for what it is, a funny and entertaining sequel.

Ted 2 is now in theatres.

Chris Vales
I'm an Assistant Merchandise Manager at Best Buy’s head office, but if there’s one thing that I love to talk and write about, it’s movies and television. You can find more articles on my website www.ScreenThis.ca .