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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Ron Burgundy and the Channel 9 News team are back, but has the nine years they’ve been off the air made them outdated and irrelevant?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…
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.
The 70’s are over, but the moustache intact. The brazenness, well, it’s pretty much unaltered as well when Will Ferrell reprises his role as news anchor-turned-cult figure Ron Burgundy, a character that has lived on through internet memes during his nearly decade-long absence from the spotlight he so loves.
In Burgundy’s world, there’s no such thing as status quo though. After getting the boot from Harrison Ford himself, he jumps at the employment offer at a new 24-hour news channel, which takes him to New York. The dream team from the original is summoned anew, where oddball/weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) still provides the majority of the laughs. Even more so as he has now gained a soul mate in…
Legally naming my son Dick Phuk.
It was like watching a remake of the original film... Nothing original here.
Will Ferrell's long awaited Anchorman followup had quite the expectation to live unto. A decade later and it's still his most popular and widely quoted movie. So was the sequel worth the wait? Mostly yes. The film has plenty of hilarious moments and fans of Ferrell's comedy won't be disappointed. It even does a surprisingly good job of moving the characters and story forward, instead of just recycling the original. The thing that really drags it down is the running time. Clocking in almost 30 minutes longer than the fist film, there's absolutely no reason it needed to be so long. Pointless scenes slow the pace and a handful of un-funny bits could've easily been cut. It's only because Ferrell…
The worst kind of sequel: zero amount of originality, too long, completely ripping-off the original film and remaking EVERY SINGLE JOKE that the first one was famous for, only for doing them bigger and more exaggerated to the point of insufferable.
My expectations were already low as possible and still I had horrible time watching it. Aside from some nice gags and seeing once again the beloved characters (being totally butchered on screen), for me Anchorman is just a plain bad movie.
I'm taking an indefinite hiatus from the Ferrell-McKay flicks. Just can't take it anymore.
The news team is back and this is one is just as fun as the original.
Sequels that come out along time after the original, there's always a fear isn't there - if you are a fan of the original, the positives of that film have spent years building up in your mind. I think comedy in-particular might just have the hardest time, the upcoming sequel to Dumb & Dumber as been long-waited and the original is much loved and it's been 20 years (which feels unbelievable I remember going to the cinema twice to see it). Anchorman 2 didn't take quite as long though with 9 years, but it's fair to say it's popularity built up over the next few years after it, so yeah it's got a lot to live up to.
To be honest,…
funny, but completely unneccessary
Better than the first one.
Goes down smooth like a well-polished piece of Hollywood product. A disappointing amount of the gags are heavily lampshaded then the lampshading is turned into a half-joke itself, but it's not really funny because it takes the non sequiteur away. And I can't help but feel like the loose improvised dialogue really kills the rhythm of the editing. Scenes don't build, they're just collections of lines and occasionally a comic set-piece out of nowhere.
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