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Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he’s a person in a court of law.
Seth MacFarland movies are always a hard one to critique in my opinion, he tries to walk that line between crass jokes and the ones that make you think. And we get that in Ted 2 but there are times where you just go “wow Seth that definitely went further in one direction than the other”. Fans of Seth MacFarland will understand what I am saying we either get a Ted movie that everyone seemed to love or we get A Million Ways to Die in the West which people seemed to not enjoy.
And lets face it Seth is not that great of a story teller and Ted 2 is another example of that. He rehashes some of the somethings he used in the first Ted, Giovanni Ribisi is pretty much doing the same story in this movie but just in another setting. We also get a rehash of some of the stories he did in Family Guy. Not saying this is all bad it just shows that when he loves an idea he sticks with it and uses it multiple times. Seth is using the story to get to the next joke and not vice verse and that is something we can overlook as long as the jokes that are being told are worthy of it and I will say for the majority of the movie they are but there are times where the jokes do fall a little flat or you just wish they would move along in the story. There is one scene where they are traveling down to New York and one of the scenes just drags, I was sitting there thinking man they could have cut this scene out and it really wouldn’t have hurt anything.
This seems to be the summer of cameos in movies, first with Entourage and now with Ted 2, and also for Magic Mike XXL (review to come). Cameos in my opinion are not bad if they are used well and Ted 2 uses them well and doesn’t. There is a great one that happens at the grocery store that Ted works at that just had me laughing. But then there is one that happens at a convention center where at first I was like “OMG they got these guys to do this, Awesome!” but then they took it in a direction that I thought was stupid and really not that funny in my opinion.
Ted 2 is a fun ride with a few bumps along the road.
It is a funny movie to see as long as you like the crass controversial humor.
26 June 2015
Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley
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