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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.
The long awaited sequel delivers in outrageousness, memorable quotes, and salon quality hair.
Don't be the asshole that sees this and says, "Wow. That movie was really ridiculous".
You're better than that.
Ron Burgundy and the Channel 9 News team are back, but has the nine years they’ve been off the air made them outdated and irrelevant?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.
Sometimes the jokes hit in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Most of the time they don't. The highlight is Ron acting black to be down with his black lover's family. The newscaster battle royale towards the end is also good for a chuckle or two. But it stretches on way too long like the rest of the movie.
Next time you folks are planning on throwing away millions of dollars, can I have a little of it?
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
If there's a movie that I think seemed unnecessary, i think it's Anchorman 2. Anchorman was great, the sequel not so much.
It's full of overused jokes, some jokes from the first movie (i.e. the fight scene), a much of cameos that don't make sense and just aren't needed in general.
The one main thing that was enjoyable about this movie was the whole aspect of the news team trying to fit in and do something that hasn't been done yet in the time period in which it takes place and that's a 24 hour news channel. It's clearly poking fun at today's society with the constant news updates and news channels that are constantly feeding people information.
There are so many things that they could have added and/or taken away from this movie and that's why I say it's not good. Sure, it had a central story and plot, but there were some parts that definitely were not needed.
"No offense, but you are a stupid asshole."
I actually thought this was a little funnier than the first one.
Not as funny as the first one.
This was the supersized, 763 new jokes edition. Preferred the original version a bit more.
I do like stupid silly humour so I did laugh a lot - sadly most of it in the first twenty minutes.
Near 2hrs long its about an hour and half too long and relies too much on referencing jokes from the original. The whole blind/shark subplot could have been cut and I don't think anyone would have missed it. I seem to remember a hasty re-release at cinemas with more added jokes - never a good sign.
Saw the extended version. I imagine the tighter pacing of the theatrical might bump the movie up half a star.
This was weird. In both a good and a bad way. It wasn't the worst thing I've seen, but some of the jokes fell flat. The cameos were all great, especially Jim Carrey's and Will Smith's. I really enjoyed James Marsden as the antagonist as well. But most of the rest of it fell flat to me.
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