Does every film need to be inception?
Did you enjoy Ted? Yes? Then you’ll probably be alright. Ted 2 picks up 6 months after the original and focuses on Ted (Seth MacFarlane) and John’s (Mark Wahlberg) journey to getting Ted a personhood. The film is funny. There is no other way about it, there are laughs, but there is definitely a sense throughout (and that’s a long throughout because the film is at least half an hour too long), that there was more fun to be had on set than there was watching it. Just one of those things you had to be there for.
The first section of the film does move slowly towards the plot destination, and it isn’t until Amanda Seyfried takes to the screen that the pace quickens, with its quirkiest moments. After all, the film is about a talking teddy bear who likes to smoke weed.
It features countless over used jokes, and the plot becomes highly predictable, but does every film need to be inception? There is definitely room on the shelf for a comedies like Ted 2, but the question comes on whether this is the best example of its genre.
It’s littered with cameos, which don’t always work, and there is a series of mid-boggling links to Pixar’s Monsters Inc. throughout, which may or may not be purposeful but are definitely really weird.
It is certainly crude, overly so, but it works. A third shouldn’t be pushed, but it would be a darn site more welcome than a Sex And The City 3.