Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Reel Review: Ted 2!

07.22.2015 – Sometimes original movies that made a dent at the box office at the same time earning positive reviews don’t end up getting a sequel. For Ted 2 it was expected while there others that they are already satisfied with the story.

Seth MacFarlane would eventually announce a sequel due to the cult following o the said film. Would you abandon and forget the Thunder Buddies are you? Of course there’s opportunity also to merchandise more Ted plush toys for everyone too.

There have been a lot of movies this year and if you have limited choices Ted 2 will probably be in one of your “viewing list” that’s worth a second look due to its success with the original film and how things played out with the cast reprising their role minus Mila Kunis’ character being written off to open up a new romance for Mark Wahlberg’s John Bennet, which was revealed in the synopsis.

Then you introduce that love interest in Amanda Seyfried as Samantha Leslie Jackson (or simply Sam L. Jackson) and the ‘happily ever after’ never happened. For this sequel the story shifts its focus more Ted’s individuality not as property, which reminds you about previous films to carry that same concept like Short Circuit 2 perhaps?

Twice Uncensored as ever

If the first film has enough potty mouths in both John Bennett and Ted wait until you see the supporting characters on this one. Aside the lead actors reprising their roles Sam Jones, Jessica Barth and Giovanni Ribis returns to this film with new faces that included Morgan Freeman, which MacFarlane has quoted once that he wants to sleep in the bed made of his voice.

The most interesting parts of this film are the cameos of well-known personalities and just like the original they have a long list that made some surprise appearances which you’ll keep your eyes peeled.

The Thunder Buddies Continues

There have been a lot of interesting scenes in this movie that definitely will keep you fairly entertained, but things gets complicated as things roll from one scene to another. Though not to reveal interesting plot points the destination from Point A to Point B was not an easy one.

What kept the narrative interesting is the well-rounded cast of characters most definitely with Michael Dorn’s Rick and Patrick Warburton’s Guy. I’m not leaving any detail what their characters do but for those who knew these actors from their famous roles you’ll get an idea why they kept the film interesting to watch.

A Jury’s Verdict

But not every sequel is what you’d expect it to be, but personally the first one was good enough which eventually the studio merit it with this sequel. Though it tries to top the original they should have made this film on its own.

This could have been great but it felt there’s struggle in keeping the narrative as interesting as its original. “Ted 2” is NOW SHOWING nationwide from Universal Studios distributed locally by Universal International Pictures through Columbia Pictures Philippines.

RATED: 3 out of 5 Stars

NOTE: This review is not sponsored nor endorsed by Walt Disney Studios or Columbia Pictures Philippines. This film is reviewed, rated personally and not to promote in selling the film.

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