This new Red Band Trailer for TED 2 can't find its way home

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I really enjoyed the first Ted movie. It was unusually vulgar, the comic timing of Mark Whalberg and his imaginary friend was awesome and it had a teddy getting high. What’s not to like?! The thing about writer/director and voice of Ted, Seth MacFarlane, is that he can hit a home run one time but then also miss one on such epic levels as seen with A Million Ways to Die in the West, a movie that seems funny while you watch it, but your brain turns on and you realize you’ve lost valuable IQ points (as I pointed out a while ago).

Ted will probably remain one of those movies that you either love or you hate and I am sure that Ted 2 will be even more divisive. I have to say though that watching this new Red Band trailer didn’t really make me think ‘awesome’ but perhaps that’s because someone has stolen my coffee cup… No. On second thoughts, I think it may be the ‘he’s becoming more real, let’s add onions or layers or whatever to his fluffy soul and reuse stoner jokes again’ part. Have a read of the synopsis and watch this AMC exclusive trailer and see what you think.

Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director and voice star of Ted 2, Universal and Media Rights Capital’s follow-up to the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time.  Joined once again by star Mark Wahlberg and fellow Ted writers Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild, MacFarlane produces the live action/CG-animated comedy alongside Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, as well as John Jacobs and Jason Clark.

Yeah, not so convinced it’s going to grab people in the same way the first did. Ted 2 stars Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman and is out later this month.

Last Updated: June 3, 2015

Nick Reay

I have been an avid fan of movies ever since I discovered Santa Clause wasn't real, a day marked in my memory by my first viewing of It's a Wonderful Life, which wasn't so wonderful that day. Since then I've watched thousands of movies and even fooled my parents into putting me through uni to get a degree in the subject. I first started writing as a journalist for The South African Newspaper before moving onto communications for an NGO trying to save the planet. Unfortunately my recommendations to the CEO that we should all don rings imbued with the powers of earth, fire, wind, water and HEART went unheard. Now I pretend the end isn't nigh by hiding in movies.

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