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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Ron Burgundy and the Channel 9 News team are back, but has the nine years they’ve been off the air made them outdated and irrelevant?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…
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.
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…
Doesn't disappoint! Great cameos.
My fourth time watching this one...and as I expected in my review last year, it gets better every time I watch it. Still not Anchorman 1 levels of greatness, but still a comedy I'll laugh at and quote for years to come.
Una alegría reencontrarme con mi equipo de periodistas favorito. Y siempre lo sospeché: Ron Burgundy inventó el formato de los informativos actuales.
Are we all deciding that this sucked now? Cause full disclosure, I thought this was just as funny, if not in some moments, funnier than the last Anchorman. This is pretty much your garden variety Adam McKay comedy, with a lack of structure and non sequitors galore; but god damn it if this cast doesn't crack me the fuck up throughout the duration of the movie. I don't care what anyone says, that climactic news team fight is legendary, and you are wrong if you think otherwise.
Rula dosta, baš sam se smijao veliku većinu vremena. Dotiče se tema koje su onda bile u malo većem fokusu, ali i dan danas su aktualne. Oduševljen sam i izborom glazbe, baš FENOMENALNE pjesme su savršeno ubačene u neke scene.
Jedina zamjerka je malo predugo trajanje, kraj jednostavno nije trebao biti toliko nepotrebno otegnut.
Nach unglaublichen schmerzen die durch das sehen dieses Filmes verursacht wurden musste ich ihn nach 20 Minuten ausmachen. Diese unglaubliche Blödheit Fremdenfeindlichkeit und Frauenhass war mir dann doch zu heftig. Nie wieder....AUAUAU
For someone that loves the first Anchorman, it was a real disappointment to see how this turned out. Same cast, same director and screenwriters as before... but somehow it doesn't feel like the original Anchorman; it feels like a second-hand knockoff.
This film doesn't quite get what made the first Anchorman so funny. The original Anchorman had these ridiculous, random one-liners but they had a certain logic to them. Like Ron Burgundy calling San Diego "a whale's vagina". It's funny because it's so off-the-mark, so different from what San Diego really means. Anchorman 2 tries to be random like the first but it comes out as a weird, unfunny sort of random. Then it tries to recreate the story arc…
What a disappointment. I am not a die hard fan of the original. I enjoyed it well enough, but I so hoped they would have done something new with this sequel. Unfortunately it was more of the same done with less enthusiasm. I may have laughed two or three times but in a two hour long comedy that is not saying a lot.
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