Thursday, 9 July 2015
Ted 2 (4¾ Stars)
He's back! The foul-mouthed, pot-smoking teddy bear that you wouldn't invite home to meet your parents. The first film ended with a wedding (John and Lori), and the second film begins with a wedding (Ted and Tami-Lynn). It's a shame that Lori is missing from the sequel. My guess is that Mila Kunis (Lori) didn't have the time to appear. That's the bad news. But the good news is that John's new love interest is the lawyer Samantha, played by the beautiful actress Amanda Seyfried. John certainly gets all the best girls.
I don't want to say too much about the film, because it's still in the cinemas. The basic plot is that Ted wants to adopt a child, but to do this he needs to be legally recognised as a person. To do this he hires the already mentioned lawyer Samantha. "Ted 2" repeats a lot of jokes from the first film. That's also a small warning for people who intend to see it in the cinema. You'll enjoy the film more if you see "Ted" first. Characters from the first film appear without being introduced again. Personally, I find the film even funnier than the original film. The jokes are sexist, homophobic and racist. What more do you want? I would have given the film five stars if not for the horrible song in the middle. You'll know what I mean when you hear it.
This is very much a film-goers' film. What I mean is that there are a lot of jokes about recent film blockbusters. For instance, Amanda Seyfried is repeatedly compared with Gollum from "Lord of the Rings" because of her big eyes. Quite unfairly. She has beautiful eyes. What do you think?