Once in a while, an era of movie going is defined by a cultural milestone. An event so big, that the trailer to a comedy film being released in the same year has to spoof its very being. That cultural milestone is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and that trailer is the new red band for Ted 2. It may not explain what happened to Mila Kunis’ Lori, but you'll get some great NSFW laughs out of the trailer below.
The Playlist shared this latest look at Seth MacFarlane's summer sequel, and it's pretty much more of the same of the type of humor that made Ted such a big hit. That's meant with all due respect, though, as more of the same MacFarlane hijinks with Mark Wahlberg committed to bringing up the human end means we'll at the very least forget A Million Ways To Die in The West bombed out the way it did last year.
Speaking of A Million Ways To Die In The West, co-star Amanda Seyfried looks to be taking to the Ted universe rather well, as Samantha Jackson. As you can see, Ms. Jackson is a lawyer who not only knows how to rip a bong with the boys, but may also hold the key to helping Ted make his dreams of fatherhood come true.
To be honest, the fact that Seyfried's character is a weed friendly lawyer probably goes lightyears to convincing her that a teddy bear should be recognized as a human. However, it also goes a long way to distancing Ted 2 away from Ted’s exact story structure, as this time around it looks like Wahlberg's Johnny may have found a woman who's a little more in line with his life choices. Honestly, the fact that the trio in Ted 2 already look comfortable enough to toss crackers in a blind man's... well, crack, is a good sign of where this film is heading. Take that as you may, folks; but we'd like to think it'll lead to some outrageous jokes.
Speaking of jokes, the opening to the Ted 2 red band had us thinking about another famous sequel to a surprise hit that took a crack at that galaxy far, far away. Are we crazy, or did anyone else's minds go straight to this teaser from the depths of 1999 when they saw that Star Wars gag?
If Ted 2 follows in the footsteps of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, then Seth MacFarlane won't have to worry about his next project getting greenlit. Or, at the very least, he'll have a golden ticket to get another Ted film off the ground.
Ted 2 blazes its way to the big screen on June 26th.