LAUGH OUT LOUD: A scene from the movie Ted 2.
LAUGH OUT LOUD: A scene from the movie Ted 2. UNIVERSAL PICTURES

MOVIE REVIEW: Ted is stuffed with plenty of 'wrong' jokes

Ted 2

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Morgan Freeman

Director: Seth MacFarlane

Rated: MA15

Reviewer: Megan Mackander

Verdict: 3.5 Stars 

 

 

TED is back and he's bringing a big belligerent "screw you" to the political correctness in this world.

The three-foot tall teddy bear is as vulgar as ever as he heads on his next adventure with his buddy John (Mark Wahlberg).

Since his childhood best friend John brought him to life more than a decade ago through a Christmas wish, Ted hasn't exactly brought rainbows and happiness into the world.

The foul-mouthed talking teddy has spent his years as a slacker, watching TV marathons, swearing, drinking, shouting and smoking marijuana.

Let's just say he hasn't exactly been a role model.

The second instalment of the Seth MacFarlane franchise has Ted stepping up and showing his "softer" side when he gets married to his trashy wife Tammi-Lynn and decides it's time to make a family.

Problem is Ted doesn't have the erm...parts for it?

So the couple start trying to adopt.

Their meetings with government agencies puts Ted on their radar and it's soon revealed Ted isn't recognised as a person, but as property, like a piece of garbage or excrement.

"Hell no!", Ted says. So the stuffed bear embarks on a quest for civil rights.

They find a newbie lawyer named Samantha L Jackson, who coincidentally loves smoking drugs, and they're off. The doe-eyed Seyfried plays Sam Jackson. Watch for Ted's hilarious references to Gollum from Lord of the Rings when making fun of Sam.

I didn't hold much hope for this film, but I was pleasantly surprised. I wasn't a fan of the first Ted and frankly the whole concept of a teddy coming alive and being a drug-smoking idiot was ridiculous, but I've found that really, it's right up my alley.

The film is laddened with laughs, some you are hesitant to laugh out loud in the cinemas. It's certainly a particular, very un-PC type of humour that I love. 

MacFarlane (Family Guy) has stuffed this film with his signature comedy stylings which mix political and racial satire. It's not everyone's cup of tea, but if you've got an open mind and a sense of humour you'll love Ted 2.


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