Review of: Ted 2

Movie Rating of 2.5

 

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Ted 2 is the next chapter of the story of a real live Teddy Bear. Ted the character is a pot head, foul mouthed, crude and cuddly and the totally hilarious creation of Seth MacFarlane. The plot of this film revolves around Ted’s legal battle to be recognized as a person and not as property.

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Not that is really all you need to know about the story. Because the plot is really just a device to string together a service of sketches. This includes a real, fake, Saturday Night Live sketch.

Most of the material works. Like Liam Neeson buying a box of Trix. “I understand that this cereal is considered exclusively for children.” Or going to a improve comedy club and make sad suggestions. Unfortunately about 50% of the time the comedy is just not as funny as it could have been. The drug humor and crude humor is just not as satisfying as the quick wit fo slying referring to Amanda Seyfried’s big eyes to that of Gollum.

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If you liked the original Ted you will enjoy this version but I would say, like me, certainly not as much. Seth MacFarlane and Mark Wahlberg have a comedy timing that is a joy to behold. I just wish they could elevate their material more often.