Mark Wahlberg and his plush buddy Ted are back for more hijinx and this time they have to go to court to see if the stuffed bear can legally marry. Sounds like what’s going on in the real world right now.
The reviews for Ted 2 are pretty bad as you can see below but the film was just released out on Netflix and Redbox and you can now watch it on your computer.
“The sequel still manages to walk the tightrope between clever and crass. For a while, at least. Then, after the 10th or 11th semen gag, crass wins out, leaving clever in the dust. That’s when you realize what it must be like to be trapped in detention with a bunch of 15-year-old boys who think there’s nothing more hilarious than repeating the same jokes about porn, pot, and pulling your pud over and over again. It’s funny, until it’s not.”
While the first film offered, by my casual recollection, almost two dozen belly laughs, this one barely registers four.
It may be strange then—to be fair though, not more strange than the main character—but Ted 2 is definitely more successful than not. Some jokes do miss and the story is somewhat weaker than the first movie, but enough of it lands to put a smile on your face as you walk out of the theater, and that’s really all you can ask.