Friday, 10 July 2015

(film review) - Ted 2

So, we have a sequel to a film about a grown man and his childhood talking teddy bear named Ted. Sometimes I wonder, how people think of these things. Then I wonder, "Ok, fine. So the movie did well, so why a sequel? I'm sure that isn't going to work the second time around." Well, let me tell you.

We are 6 months since the previous outing and not a damn thing has changed, well, really.  Ted (Seth MacFarlane) is living with his girlfriend and John (Mark Wahlberg) is living a lonely life without Lori. However, as Teddy is having issues with his wife, Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth), he decides to marry her and have a baby. The only one problem, Ted isn't considered real or better yet, he is not considered a real person. So, John and Ted must find a way to prove Ted can be considered a person with the help of a lawyer named Sam L. Jackson (Amanda Seyfried).

What can I say about this film other than, people will ask me if this film is better than the first one, in which I would reply, "Ummm, I think i preferred the first one more, I think i need to re-watch it". But with that said, some films are soo amazing, it doesn't matter how long since you watched the original, you know straight away which one was better. In that case, I'd say, "no".
Remember when you watched the first Hangover film, everything happened organically. Then you watched the second film and then thought, WTF!? To be honest, this second instalment in the Ted franchise is good, I had some good laughs, but for me, just like The Hangover Part 2, just doesn't quite hit the mark like the first one did.

Sometimes, some films should just be a one-and-done but, they wanted to make a sequel as the first one did soo well. Doesn't mean you should follow through with a sequel. Although this sounds bad, I did fully enjoy the film and the comedy and even some of the running gags throughout the film. Just like the first one, stupid, silly, but funny. However, I simply can't state that this film is better than the first film, though you might disagree with me. It's likely you'll enjoy it, but, that's just it for me. It's kind of a seen this, done that feel. Mark is funny and so are the supporting actors, you gotta love Morgan Freeman, but other than that, that is it. Maybe it's my sense of humour or how I feel with Seth MacFarlane and his characters and stories. Sometimes I feel he is reaching for a laugh. A bit hit and miss with me. There was a google gag that ran on for too long and the most funniest moment in the film for me was Marks computer folder, other than that, meh! Definitely go and see it though, if you like the previous Ted and/or you like MacFarlane and his work.






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