Everyone’s favorite foulmouthed teddy bear is back for a second round of hilarious antics and outrageous adventures. When Ted (voiced by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane) is declared property by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Ted and his best friend John (Mark Wahlberg) must go to court to fight for Ted’s personhood. With the help of their smart, beautiful (and pot-loving) lawyer (Amanda Seyfried), the thunder buddies for life battle to legalize Ted in this “wickedly funny”* sequel that will keep fans laughing right up to the very end.
In my opinion, the Los Angeles Times is hiring people who smoke pot – Hey! I should apply – because even I found the humor in Ted 2 to be too juvenile, but a creative plot that investigates property versus personhood saved Ted 2 from total disgrace.
The idea that the property versus personhood argument is similar in its discrimination against Ted, is very similar to the Black issue, the Holocaust, the Japanese issue, the Gay issue and the soon to be Muslim issue. Being the owner of a dog, the movie provoked the argument in my head that Mojo is not property; he is my family, proven by the fact that he has the right not to be abused.
Hell, I stayed awake during the viewing, so it was not all bad. The humor might have been funny if I was high, but we’ll never know.