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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
It's kind of a big deal
With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.
Ron Burgundy and the Channel 9 News team are back, but has the nine years they’ve been off the air made them outdated and irrelevant? The answer is yes and no. The original Anchorman was a perfect storm of comedy filled with great characters and ridiculous gags. Yet, as we’ve seen with other comedies from Adam McKay and Will Ferrell, the mix of outlandish characters and improvised comedy does not always create a classic, and so it proves with this belated sequel.
Just like the original film the plot rarely matters as it thinly connects the random and bizarre sketches that litter the film. Following a breakdown and marital collapse, Burgundy is offered a chance to present the graveyard shift…
Talk about a hit and miss comedy....that is a great way to describe Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. If this movie was a baseball player they would be hitting .333....as for every "laugh" in the movie you get two just "stupid" moments.
The good stuff about the movie: (1) Nice to see the cast return for the sequel. (2) A good story as they get to spoof CNN and the current way news is covered. (3) There is a RV incident that is pretty funny...and is based on a real life Darwin Award winner story. (4) The best part of part 1 was the news teams fight....you get another version of that in this movie.....it is way bigger and filled…
In my experience, the first Anchorman has a strange and captivating charm that toils away in your mind until a solid appreciation for the film manifests. It took me five or so years to entirely appreciate the wittiness that Anchorman and its genial performers have to offer, eventually having my eyes opened when I kept witnessing hilarious quotes tossed about from the film. Disappointingly, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues has somehow lost all magnetism of the original and instead meanders its way through an insipid narrative and a vast array of lackluster characters in an attempt to revive the beloved persona of Ron Burgundy.
The Legend Continues commences with stability; Ron losing his current anchor gig and must reunite the…
"You made one mistake today. You messed with somebody from San Diego."
Director Adam McKay and Will Ferrell have teamed up once again for the sequel to their most successful film after nearly 10 years with very big shoes to fill. Despite having worked together in Step Brothers, The Other Guys, and Talladega Nights (which is my personal favorite), Anchorman was their most quoted and remembered film so expectations were high for this sequel. Despite not being as great as the first film, this sequel manages to entertain thanks to several hilarious scenes and many memorable characters that are just fun to be around. Some of the jokes are a bit familiar and repetitive, but Will Ferrell brings in the…
Struggling to think of a comedy sequel I've liked more. Airplane? Nope. Naked Gun? Warmer. Lazer Ghosts 2? Doesn't count. I must be missing some obvious contenders.
I'm in no way saying this second bizarre chapter is perfect. The mid-section is a little flabby and the targets are maybe too obvious. Two hours is way too long for a broad comedy too. But these issues are fairly minor for me. Everything else is so good. Most fans of the original film should lap this up. It somehow outdoes that film in levels of absurdity but remains very very funny.
This will get a ton of spins at home.
Surreal avant garde Bañuelesque comedy has finally gone mainstream.
This motion picture is an abomination. It doesn't even deserve to be called a film nor a comedy. About the ending...Jesus Christ, it was the final nail in the coffin, it felt like those cringeworthy meme overloaded youtube videos which attempt but fail miserably at being funny. Who the hell wrote the script? IT'S ATROCIOUS. Watch it only if you wish to lose a couple of IQ points.
Really love the fact that this film just embraced all of the crazy goofiness. I had such a fun time watching this one. It was absurd, alternative, and it didn't stop.
I added a half star assuming this would have played better if Netflix had the theatrical release instead of the un-godly long Super-Sized version. That being said, a trip down memory lane was great, and it is better than I expected, but it can't beat the punch and first-go-around hilarity of the original. McKay and Ferrell have still got it, and Brick is still my favorite.
Netflix claims this is a comedy. I beg to differ.
By the hymen of Olivia Newton-John!!!! I was laughing like a ventriloquist's dummy. OK: so it's too long, the first two acts are great, the third act less so, with the much-mooted finale a bit too satisfied with itself. As in the original Anchorman, some stuff falls flats. But overall, about 80% of the time, the film works every time. It is offensive, non-PC brilliance. The scenes where Ron rounds up the old team are genius, and the satire on non-news news is sharper this time than last. And yes, it's just as quotable. Still chuckling thinking about it.
Virtually no respect for the audience's intelligence, but damn are there some funny moments with Brick.
55/100 - Mediocre
This time around Ron is getting the gang back together to work at the first ever 24 hour news network.
There's some laugh-out-loud moments and good sections, just as there's whole bits that don't work. One issue is that Brick & Champ are dull characters and any humour from them had been wrung out in the first film.
Helping things along is the satire angle looking at future developments such as the aforementioned 24 hour rolling news, Rupert Murdoch and 'dumbing down'.
This unnecessary sequel was always going to be a hit-and-miss affair, much like the original, but at least that had novelty on it's side.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Lost my v to it
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