"Ted 2" stars Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, and Amanda Seyfried in the lead roles. Once Ted and his wife decide that they want to adopt a child, Ted has to fight for his human rights in court. While the story is somewhat simple, the way the film decides to go about getting from point A to point B makes for a fun time.
The chemistry between Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane continues to be seen in this film. Walhberg is especially impressive due to his fluid interactions which a creature which is not in front of him at the time of the portrayal, showing his acting chops. Seyfried also works nicely in this film. I found her lack of pop culture knowledge charming and the film played on this joke to great effect. Her interactions with Wahlberg and Ted were good as well as she fit into their group quite easily.
The character of Ted continues to look great as well. During close-ups, you can see the bits of fur on his body and it looks really cool. The use of cameos in this film works in its favor. Many show up at the beginning, with one in particular which still has me cracking up when I think about it. The film delivers as a comedy with many great jokes being thrown out by MacFarlane, but there were some here or there which pushed the line a tad bit for me. That said, as a fan of this kind of humor, there were more laughs than non-laughs for me and the people in the theater which is always a good thing.
The pacing of the film works nicely and I could surprisingly not tell where the film would go next at times. It seemed to be at the end at one point so I was pleasantly surprised when it kept going on afterwards and didn't feel drawn out. The main conflict is wrapped up a bit quickly for my taste on both fronts (there are two), but the journey getting there was highly enjoyable.
"Ted 2," while it has some slight problems, was a film I found myself enjoying immensely. I laughed a lot, which is what I go into comedies wanting to do. The performances were good and there were some points which actually had me tearing up slightly (which is more than I can say for last night's "Max"). However, if you aren't a fan of McFarlane, "Family Guy," or the first "Ted," this is probably not the film for you. Check it out if you tolerate any of the above three on a regular basis.
But those are my thoughts. Leave yours in the comments below!
Check out my video review of "Ted 2" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRs3vLjBt7w