Seth McFarlane’s “Ted” was a big surprise box office hit for Universal a couple years back in 2012, and of course, a sequel was as quick to shoot out as expletives from that potty mouthed teddy bear we all love. Mark Wahlberg is back as his “Thunder Buddy”, but the one missing element is Mila Kunis. She’s replaced by Amanda Seyfried in a role that’s obviously made for some Wahlberg love interest. We even have Flash Gordon back to play minister for Ted’s wedding.
Universal Pictures made a killing at the box office when the ‘R’ rated comedy made a worldwide gross of nearly $550 million which made a guaranteed sequel deal hit the table. The trailer gives us a first look at “Ted 2” and things have certainly changed for the truck driver mouthed bear as he attempts to fit into everyday social life. Ted is now marrying his sweetheart and now taking on the U.S. justice system to prove that he’s worthy of adopting a baby. This is his last ditch effort after a failed sperm bank visit with his best buddy. It’s a funny scene where the fluids go flying in a game of semen catch.
Joining him in his civil rights battle is Morgan Freeman and Amanda Seyfried, who plays his lawyer Samantha Jackson. That just makes you immediately think Samuel L. Jackson doesn’t it?’ “Mad Men’s” John Slattery plays a state attorney determined not to give Ted the same rights as other human beings.
Naturally Freeman puts everything together in one succinct thought: “The important thing about being human is making a contribution to society,” he advises Ted. The trailer then cuts to Ted and his real life partner John Bennett throwing a small cookie down a blind man’s pants.
Normally comedy trailers give away everything funny, but with McFarland, he’s crafty enough to give us just enough to leave us wanting more and delivering it in full when we get to the theater. Below is the synopsis for the film.
Universal is putting major money into marketing it with a Super Bowl commercial well ahead of it’s June 26, 2015 release. McFarland has set the bar very high with the original “Ted”, and this trailer looks like he’s ready to top it.