字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Can these thunder buddies make lightning strike twice at the box office?! You’re watching Beyond The Trailer’s review of Ted 2... Sure in hindsight, it was pretty dumb for Fox to pass on Ted, who had first dibs on any movies from their Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. But even Universal, who picked up Ted, couldn’t have imagined it would earn half a BILLION worldwide at the box office. Instead, one would assume MacFarlane’s first film would perform more like his second - A Million Ways to Die in the West - which couldn’t even top fifty million domestic, nor one hundred million worldwide. So what was the anomaly? Ted, or A Million Ways to Die in the West? It would seem Hollywood feels it’s the latter, as not a single movie has been scheduled to open opposite Ted 2. And Mark Wahlberg does seem to be on a roll, with Transformers Age of Extinction the only film to join the billion dollar club last year - plus Lone Survivor and 2 Guns were both solid hits. Sure there was The Gambler, but hopefully that’s just HIS anomaly. Now Hollywood has not only taken note of Ted’s success, but tried to copy it. Just as Family Guy raised the bar for crude comedy on TV, it would seem Ted did the same for movies. We’re the Millers was another huge hit following in Ted’s wake, and this summer Ted 2 will have to compete with the similarly crude Trainwreck and Vacation. Yes while nobody has been able to come close to MacFarlane on the small screen, it would seem competition is a lot fiercer on the big screen. It will also be interesting to see if Mila Kunis aka Meg was a genuine factor in the first film’s success, or if this really is the Mark and Seth show. Amanda Seyfried is the new female lead, while Ted 2 boasts a little more star-power than its predecessor with Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Tom Brady, David Hasselhoff, 24’s Dennis Haysbert and even Mad Men’s John Slattery joining the cast. Then again, a bevy of stars didn’t do much to help A Million Ways to Die in the West... So, can Seth MacFarlane score once again? Or should he be afraid that lightning WON’T strike again?