Like most people I laughed for 90% of the first Ted movie. (Even when I shouldn’t have.)
This meant I had high expectations when I heard about the release of a second film.
July 2015 sounded so far away, the constant trailers and adverts didn’t help. Ted 2 finally came out in UK cinemas on the 8th July, three years after the first.
For those who aren’t familiar with the character of ‘Ted’, the best way I can sum him up is a talking teddy bear with a potty-mouth who enjoys smoking pot at any chance he can. The second movie deals with his civil rights to be classed as a citizen and not just an object.
I went to the cinema to see it last night after hearing good things from friends and I hate to say it, but I was really disappointed.
Maybe this was down to my high hopes, although I felt like something was lacking from the movie. Trust me, I did laugh but I don’t feel like I would want to see it again anytime soon.
The character of John Bennett is my favourite, but each time “Thunder buddies for life” was referenced I was just waiting for John and Ted to burst into the thunder song.
I loved the addition of Amanda Seyfried to the cast, although I feel there was no need for her singing part-I felt like I was watching her in Mamma Mia again.
As expected there were some great one liners that had the whole cinema laughing, I got the sense that some of the jokes made; either people didn’t get or just didn’t find funny.
Please don’t be put off by what I’ve said; if you want a bit of a laugh and can tolerate Ted’s crude humour , I would recommend a trip to the cinema to see the film. Otherwise, give it a miss and sit at home with a happy family-friendly movie.