I enjoyed the first Ted movie so when I heard about a sequel I was on board.
Ted 2 is fun but I agree with a lot of the critics that there’s not enough Mark Wahlberg to ground Ted a bit more.
That being said the movie still as plenty of jokes spread through it even if some of them fall flat. The sequences at comic con where fun specially the big fight scene with cosplayers dressed as Super Saiyan Son Goku, Dalek and more.
The story itself as some interesting parts like Ted and Tammi-Lynn fight at the beginning and the whole court thing to decide wether Ted is a person or property is well played and the actors helped with Amanda Seyfried doing a good job playing a stoner/lawyer and Mark Wahlberg once again doing a great job playing a rather childish character. From the many guest actors that appeared in the movie I have to say Liam Neeson was the best even though I didn’t see the after credits bit but I thought that he would show up to save Ted at some point during the movie
Some parts are predictable (the big death sequence at the end) and others don’t make sense (how did the 3 of them leave the car while it was stuck in the barn) but if you shut down your brain a little Ted 2 is one of the funniest movies of the year. Sure it has a very particular kind of humour but I think most people will like.
John Bennett is six months divorced from his wife due to their relationship not working out. Ted marries his girlfriend Tami-Lynn. One year later, their marriage suffers as Ted and Tami-Lynn fight constantly. In order to preserve their relationship, the two decide to have a child. However, since Ted is incapable of reproductive functions, he goes to John for help. At the same time, Ted is trying to encourage John to start dating again, but John is reluctant to repeat another failed relationship. However, when Ted discovers on John’s laptop that John has gotten increasingly addicted to incredibly disturbing pornography, John sees it as a wake-up call, and Ted encourages him to date the first woman whom he meets.
Ted and John attempt to get a sperm donor, asking Sam Jones and breaking into Tom Brady’s house, but ultimately Ted accepts John’s donation offer. Unfortunately, it is discovered that Tami-Lynn herself is infertile, having ruined her ovaries through excessive drug use. Tami-Lynn and Ted’s inquiries into adoption draw attention to his status as property, resulting in the loss of his job and financial accounts. Furthermore, Ted’s marriage to Tami-Lynn is annulled. John suggests that the two take the issue to court. As the two are unable to afford a good lawyer, their case is assigned to the novice Samantha Leslie Jackson. The two are initially reluctant to hire her as Ted’s lawyer, as they fear that she is too young, but they quickly change their minds when they discover that she shares their love of marijuana, although they are constantly frustrated by her lack of knowledge of popular culture. The three bond as they prepare to present the case in court.
Meanwhile, Donny, after his unsuccessful attempt to kidnap Ted in the first film, is now employed as a janitor at the Hasbro Toy Company headquarters. With Ted’s impending case making headlines, Donny convinces the company CEO to hire an expert attorney to ensure that Ted loses and maintains his status as property. Donny proposes that Hasbro then capture Ted and study him in hopes of discovering the secret to creating more living teddy bears.
Despite the trio’s high hopes and Samantha’s impassioned appeal for justice, the state rules against Ted. Dispirited but desperate, the three turn to one last hope: overturning the decision with the help of Patrick Meighan, a highly respected civil rights attorney. The three take a road trip to New York City to meet with him, but their car goes off road due to Ted’s irresponsible driving, and the group spends the night in a hidden marijuana patch. While sitting around a campfire, John and Samantha realize their attraction for each other and share a kiss.
The next morning, the group frees their stuck car and proceed to New York City. Meighan is sympathetic to Ted’s plight, but ultimately refuses that case, as he believes that Ted hasn’t significantly contributed to humanity due to his irresponsible and hedonistic lifestyle. Ted, frustrated over the injustice and jealous of John and Samantha’s new relationship, runs off to be left alone. Unbeknownst to him, he is being watched by Donny, who follows him as he wanders into the New York City Comic-Con. Once inside, Donny poses as a fan, dressed as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, and asks Ted for a picture, but Ted flees as soon as he reveals himself. He manages to steal a phone and contact John before Donny knocks him unconscious.
John and Samantha arrive at Comic-Con and search for Ted. They arrive as Donny is about to cut Ted open. John knocks Donny down and releases Ted. As the three cross the convention floor, however, a vengeful Donny cuts the cables holding up a model of the Starship Enterprise, which threatens to crush Ted. John throws Ted out of the way, causing the model to collide with him instead, and is knocked into a coma. Security takes Donny away.
Ted, Tami-Lynn, and Samantha are awaiting news of John’s condition when a doctor informs them that John did not make it. As the group sheds tears over John, however, he startles them by revealing that he is alive, wanting to get back at Ted for pretending that he was retarded when he came back to life during the events of the first film. As the group rejoices, Patrick Meighan enters and tells them that having seen how Ted impacted John in a way that he would be willing to give his life for him, he has been inspired to reconsider taking the case. Meighan gets the ruling overturned by pointing out that Ted is self-aware, feels complex emotions, and is capable of empathy. As Ted walks out of the court, a reporter asks if he has any words to say as a person for the first time, so Ted re-proposes to Tami-Lynn. After the two get re-married, Ted adopts the surname of “Clubber Lang,” and he and Tami-Lynn adopt a baby boy whom they name Apollo Creed Clubber Lang. John and Samantha happily pursue their own relationship.
After the credits, Liam Neeson re-enters the store with his box of Trix, having bought it earlier in the film and grilling Ted about it being ok for adults. He is stumbling, having apparently being beaten up. He sets the box on the counter and walks away after giving whoever is in the store a dirty look.