Well everybody, Ted and Johnny are back in action. We fast forward a few years from the first movie and now Ted (Seth MacFarlane) and John (Mark Wahlberg) are back with full swing. Ted and Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth) are now married. Things are really looking great for Ted, but John has a lot of problems of his own now. John has recently divorced his wife and he is really taking this hard. Ted really wants to start a family of his own and John is going to have to try to help him in every way possible. The problem is that Ted is having some serious legal issues. The government is saying that Ted is “property” and not human. Now, Ted’s marriage is annulled and he has to hire a lawyer by the name of Samantha (Amanda Seyfried). Samantha has to try to convince the jury that Ted is a human.
The first Ted is definitely one of my favorite comedies of the past ten years. I think Seth MacFarlane wanted to try something a little different and it definitely worked for him. If you are a fan of the first movie, then Ted 2 is definitely something that you are going to enjoy. In my opinion, the first movie was way better, but I am not saying that this movie was a failure by any means. I actually left this movie and really enjoyed it more than I thought. Let’s face it, it is very hard to make a remake of a comedy and have it be as good as the first one. Look at The Hangover for example. The second and third do not even compare to the greatness the first film brought us. Ted 2 is definitely still a riot that everyone will enjoy.
The acting in this movie was pretty solid overall. I thought Seth MacFarlane was as funny as ever. I am a big Family Guy fan, so I have always been a fan of MacFarlane and his work. Marky Mark was definitely a funny, but goofy character in this one. His performance was identical to the first one and I was happy with that. I thought throwing Amanda Seyfried in there was a good move. I don’t know why, but there has always been something about her that I have liked as an actress. I think she just gave a good performance that fit the part perfectly. I just think that Wahlberg and MacFarlane make a really good matchup.
Ted 2 is definitely not the best comedy that I have ever seen. It definitely had its fair share of problems, but I think if you are a fan of the crude and vulgar humor that it gives you, then you look past all that and see this movie for what it really tried to make you do: laugh your ass of! I can’t sit here and say this movie was great, but I can tell you I laughed a lot during this movie. Some people do not like the disgusting and vulgar humor, but with Ted, it is absolutely hysterical. I can say this movie disappointed me in a way, but it never left me not laughing. This is in no way an outstanding movie, but it is definitely a funny one.
Overall, Ted 2 is in no way a perfect movie by any means, but it is one that will have you laughing almost the whole time. If you are a fan of the first movie, MacFarlane, or any of that vulgar humor, Ted 2 is definitely a movie for you to check out.
Grade= B (Good)