Mark Wahlberg and his hard-living, foul-mouthed teddy bear finally get to cut loose in the new restricted trailer for "Ted 2," and the twosome make the most of it with bong-smoking antics, an attempted raid on Tom Brady's house and copious deployment of the F-word.
Caveat reader: Those offended by such material will want to avoid watching the three-minute clip, which contains no fewer than nine F-bombs. (Extrapolating that to a 1 hour, 45 minute movie would make for 315 such expletives, not counting the other colorful language.)
Set for release June 26 from Universal Pictures, "Ted 2" is to continue the adventures of director, co-writer and voice actor Seth MacFarlane's eponymous stuffed animal, who was magically brought to life in 2012's "Ted."
This time around, Ted enlists his human best buddy, John (Wahlberg), and a like-minded young lawyer (Amanda Seyfried) to help fight for his civil rights: Per the county clerk's office, newly married Ted can't legally become a father unless he proves his humanity.
Suffice it to say that "Ted 2" will offer a bawdier take on the courtroom drama than moviegoers are used to. The jury is still out, though, on whether the sequel can duplicate or exceed the surprising success of the original film, which earned $549 million at the worldwide box office and became the highest grossing R-rated movie of 2012.
MacFarlane and Seyfried will also be looking to improve upon their most recent big-screen collaboration, "A Million Ways to Die in the West," a critical and commercial disappointment a year ago.
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