The original ” TED” was a video essay that debuted on YouTube back in 2021. The video essay was done by British academic, author and traveler tom Brady. In the video, Tom Brady talked about his book; Getting Started. In that video, Tom Brady showed a clip of the book’s pre-order bonus, a scene from the film adaptation of Getting Started. The scene was of Tom Brady reading a passage about David Norton, one of the characters in the book who appears to be the sort of quarterback that every team wishes they had.
One of the characters in the book is the quarterback. In that scene, Tom Brady made it clear that he was indeed very excited about getting started with his career. While he was talking about getting started, and in fact reading the book, an animated version of David Norton’s character appears on the screen behind Tom Brady. Then, Tom Brady turns around and starts talking to an animated David Norton.
After about ten seconds, the screen fades out and a scene of a boy lying on a beach with a football appears. It is evident that Tom Brady has just gotten up from a nap. As he stands there looking at the boy lying on the beach, he then starts to jog. Naturally, this jogging takes place on a beach. Naturally, this can be taken as a depiction of sports jogging, but it is also clearly a shot of Tom Brady taking a nap. It was immediately apparent that the animation used in the ted 2 movie was meant to reference another famous film.
A few people noticed this bit of trivia and pointed out that the movie Ted 2 was actually released in the summer of 2021, long before the events of the book were featured in the movie. So, where did all of that animation come from? Well, it is simple to answer that one with the simple explanation that the original novel was written in 2021. So, why didn’t the animated film take off during the 2021 holiday season? Simply put, there wasn’t enough interest in it.
The next time you watch the movie, look for the animated sequence. If you missed it, I highly recommend watching it again. It is very funny and well worth the time spent. Of course, the overall quality of the film relies heavily on what is happening within the storyline of the book. However, I would still argue that the animation was an integral part of the appeal.
Another thing to note about the cartoon is how well acted and directed it is. Michael Caine plays the role of David Norton, the football coach at Brady’s alma mater. He is the exact opposite of his actual personality from the television show. The performances of John Lithgow and Robert Duvall are great. It helps that they are incredibly likeable characters.
In the end, the two scenes in ted 2 are meant to be a complement to each other. They compliment the overall story line wonderfully. The end result is an experience that anyone who has ever watched the film will thoroughly enjoy.
ted 2: The Legend of Mr. Tom Brady is a fantastic film. Don’t let the story behind it detract from the enjoyment of the film itself. If you are a fan of the first film, you will absolutely enjoy this one. You just have to remember to take a break and have a nice lunch after. The scenery in the film is truly amazing.
There are some people who disagree with me for having a positive view on the movie. They feel that the entire scene takes too long to get going and is pointless. I completely agree. But, I feel that the two men in the film use the scenes to advance the plot so effectively that it doesn’t feel like a scene that we are missing out on something. I also think that the sports talk in the film gives us insight into what Tom and David are thinking about.
There is also one major thing that I noticed regarding the sports talk in the film. If you’ve seen the original version, you know that the voiceover says “This is your coach, Tom.” In the sequel, they say “This is your quarterback, David.” Which one do you think makes more sense? It’s funny how it is done.
The movie is definitely not for the kid. Although, there is quite a bit of comedy in the beginning, it progresses into some very heavy-duty stuff later on. Overall, this is a fun movie from the first scene to the last. Although, if you have seen the original version, you know that everything takes place in a matter of seconds. You’ll have to see it to believe it.