Directed by: Seth MacFarlane
Written by: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild
Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman, Jessica Barth, John Slattery, Liam Neeson and Sam J.Jones.
Ted 2 is the highly anticipated to Seth MacFarlane's 2012 box office hit Ted. This film picks up 6 months after the divorce of Laurie and Johnny at the wedding of Ted and Tami Lynn which is being officiated by Sam J. Jones (Flash Gordon), Johnny is dealing with the break-up of his relationship with Laurie played by Mila Kunis (who doesn't feature). Ted tries to get Johnny back on the horse with reluctance from his thunder buddy. A year after the wedding Ted and his wife are on the verge of splitting when they have a light bulb idea: Have a baby and save their marriage, however Ted doesn't have any sperm so they need a donor: Step forward, NFL MVP Tom Brady, well not step forward, fall asleep so Ted and John can break in, wank him off, steal his sperm and have a baby, surprisingly it blows up (the plan, not Brady's penis) they then turn to Sam J.Jones who has only one single sperm left. Then Johnny steps forward as the donor. However something goes wrong at the clinic forcing Ted to try and adopt a baby, which he then finds out is impossible due to him not being a human. He then sues the government for his civil rights with Sam L. Jackson (Amanda Seyfried) all of this is going on Donny (Giovanni Ribisi) and Hasbro are plotting to kidnap Ted and manufacture million of him for everyone in the world.
I really enjoyed the film. It was fun, and that's something I find very difficult to come across in the cinema these days. In my opinion this see's MacFarlane return to his roots, i.e. Pop culture references, which were absent and impossible in his previous heap of shit Million Ways To Die in the West, so stuff like weed, Jurassic Park, German Airline Crash and a ton more.
A lot of critics who think they're geniuses will review ted and say that the story was lack-luster or that the plot was thin but the fact that you go into Ted for the plot proves that you are in fact an Idiot. You go into Ted 2 for the gags, for the jokes and for the partnership between Walhberg and MacFarlane.
The opening credits scene which MacFarlane fought with the production company over, is classy, elegant and beautiful, not funny, but great and merits a lot of artistic impression and dignity, which isn't something I'd expect to be saying about Ted 2.
I've been looking forward to this movie for a long time and was genuinely amazed at how much fun this film was. I also find myself difficult to please and this is by no stretch of the imagination "lowest common denominator" comedy, despite what snobby critics (as previously mentioned) say, it slides lots of movie references in subtly and unrecognized.
This film doesn't have the cheesy corny final thirty minutes that the last movie had, it has non-stop laughter and in a world where cinema's are being polluted with pointless sequels, prequels, remakes, spin-offs and rip offs, this film had effort, they tried to make this better and succeeded.
A must-see. Seth MacFarlane fans will not be disappointed. Neither will other Human beings.
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