Ted 2 is a movie that around the Cinema Wise crew has been looked forward to by some, while others were far less interested. Some of us may have been talked into re-watching the first one to see if our judgment may change with a second viewing. I, however, have been looking forward to the sequel from the time they had announced it. With that being said Seth McFarlane, movie-wise, has not had the best resume. Coming off of ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West,’ which was just a train wreck, I went into this movie with a little more hesitation then I would have liked.
I was pleasantly surprised that right away the movie reminds you why we like these characters and want to see more of them on the screen. It keeps you laughing from the opening scene to the close. However you have to be willing to let the cast push the envelope in this film. If you are at all easily offended or sensitive to certain issues, this may not be the movie for you. If you are open to that type of comedy though, and just take the jokes as what they are- jokes, you will laugh most of the movie.
Mark Wahlburg further solidifies that he has great comedic timing in this movie. The chemistry he shows on screen with a talking teddy bear is so good that you believe that this bear could be real. Seth MacFarlane as the voice of Ted, is right at home in this film. The surprise star in this film was Amanda Seyfried. She was wonderful as the new love interest for John (Wahlburg). She has been type cast for her career as the naive, good, clean and wholesome girl, or as an uptight, snooty, rich girl. It was nice to see her stretch out her skills, and she nails the performance. The plot of the movie sometimes feels like they took two ideas and shoved them together sloppily, but it’s a really small nitpick I have with it. I’m looking for the laughs and not particularly a moving story when it comes to the Ted characters. The cameos that pop-up throughout the movie are great, most of them serve the purpose of the movie with the exception of one. However the one is so funny that you get immersed in it, and forgive that it doesn’t do anything for the story right away!
Overall Ted 2 is a good time at the theater with a group of friends if you are looking for some laughs. It will keep you laughing from start to finish. Cinema Wise gives Ted 2 a 3.5 out of 5. Share your thoughts with us about Ted 2 on our Facebook and Twitter we would love to hear your thought. Join the conversation and discussion about all the latest movie news on Facebook and Twitter.
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