There are movies you know will be disappointing and there are other movies where high expectations are a certainty and it’s incredibly disappointing when these films fail to deliver. Especially when there is so much potential! This isn’t a list of the worst movies of 2015, there are plenty of those. Frankly, we love Kevin James, he’s a sweetheart, but he doesn’t need to see Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 on another negative list. Fact is, that movie was what it was supposed to be. But the films on this list, well, they were promoted to actually be good and they weren’t. We have confidence in the December releases, so we’re releasing this one in month 11.
10. Ted 2
Maybe it was the peripheral drama associated with the whole concept of Ted that caused Ted 2 to come and go with little to no fanfare. Or it could be the fact that Seth MacFarlane took us down the road of episodic with Ted 2. Why do people try to hand comedy sequels an exceptionally heavy story line? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Think of the long awaited Dumb and Dumber sequel. Wait 20 years to find out Harry and Lloyd would be searching for a long-lost daughter? Terrible. In Ted 2, Seth focused the story on adoption. Adoption!? Yes, it could provide for a comedy of errors, if they spent the time on a squirrelly adoption process, but instead it was some sort of presumed statement about the legality of adoption. We’re not saying Seth MacFarlane is played out, but it seems his inspiration has run dry. We need something fresh from Seth.
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