Seth MacFarlane | 121 mins | streaming (HD) | 2.35:1 | USA / English | 15
Comedy sequels often struggle, and writer-director-producer-star Seth MacFarlane’s in-between feature was sporadically odious, so I approached Ted 2 with trepidation. While it can’t match the freshness of its predecessor, it’s certainly no AMWtDitW.*
The plot (about Ted trying to become a legally recognised person) exists to string together comedic set pieces. Perhaps that’s why the pace feels off: individual parts are funny, but it’s slow going. That’s not the fault of the extended cut (details here) — the additions include at least one of the funniest bits.
Not a surprise success like the first, then, but an amusing couple of hours.
* The length of that title is anathema to a word-limited review. ^