It was back in 2012 when Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane first brought Tedinto our lives – making every grown man around the world wish his favourite childhood teddy-bear would come to life and consume copious amounts of drugs and alcohol.
Well 3 years after Ted cleaned up at the box office, MacFarlane has released Ted 2upon the world and the much anticipated sequel that promises to be as x-rated and out of control as it’s predecessor.
Mark Wahlberg returns as John Bennett, who after divorcing from Lori (Mila Kunis), is down on his luck in a major way – of course things haven’t changed that dramatically over the last couple of years – Ted and John are still as close as ever, causing mayhem wherever possible and gradually making their way through every type of weed known to man.
There are some changes though – for starters, Ted is now a married man, having tied the knot with partner Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth) and the two of them have decided to have a baby. One problem though… how does a teddy-bear father children?
Well that question might not to be answered, as Ted, Tami-Lynn and John soon discover that Ted’s ‘humanity’ is being questioned by the US government, with many believing Ted should void of any human rights and instead be labelled as ‘property’.
So what do you do when your civil liberties are being pulled into question?… you hire newbie lawyer in the form of Amanda Seyfried and take the state of Massachusetts to court. Well at least you try, especially when enemies from your past seek to finish their work.
Considering comedy sequels are notorious for falling short of their original counterparts, Seth MacFarlane’s comedic genius helps Ted 2 breaks the mold and deliver a fun, lighthearted and hilarious film that will have you laughing from start to finish.
Of course for those of you who have seen the first, don’t expect Ted 2 to surpass it – instead look at it as a continuation of Ted and John’s story. A definite must see!