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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Ron Burgundy and the Channel 9 News team are back, but has the nine years they’ve been off the air made them outdated and irrelevant?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.
ANCHORMAN is a comedy classic, so I was very hesitant going into THE LEGEND CONTINUES. After all, comedy sequels rarely match the laughs of the originals. Luckily, I was pleasantly surprised.
Today was the first time I saw ANCHORMAN 2 since theatres, and though it isn't as good as I remember, I think it's pretty serviceable as a second instalment to one of the greatest comedies ever (imo). Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy and the rest of the cast are still the same characters we all loved in ANCHORMAN, and the new additions mesh well (Meagan Good forever).
It's a little too long, and Kristen Wiig ultimately seems pointless, but ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES is not only a fine continuation of the series, but a fine comedy in its own right.
They went overboard with the improv, felt like not single scripted line was used.
From the moment that the first teaser trailer arrived in early 2012, I could hardly contain my excitement. To hear of the return of one of the funniest film characters of an entire decade was perhaps the best news of a lifetime. The world has been desperately waiting for another entry to the tale of the Channel 4 News team… and the world was in dire need of another great comedy. Thats not to say we didn't get one every now and again, but they came few and far between many stinkers that Hollywood simply passed as comedies (e.g. every Adam Sandler comedy of the past 10 years). As more and more trailers and promotional hype surfaced the internet, my…
Has some good moments but falls flat too often for me.
What happens when a great film succeeds its predecessor which was a classic to begin with? The answer is Anchorman 2. The funniest movie of 2013, and an instant all-time favorite of mine.
This Review is of the Super Sized version, the one with mainly different jokes/takes used
The Super Sized version of Anchorman 2 isn't really much better nor worse than the regular version. Some jokes work better than the ones in the original, and some don't. If you haven't seen the regular version, watch it before you watch this. It works better on the whole and has some great stuff this doesn't But if you've already seen Anchorman 2 and want some more of Ron Burgundy and Co, you'll enjoy this.
I finally finished the super-sized / R rated version. It wasn't lying about there being a lot more different jokes.
why not make it 3 hours long? SPEND SOME TIME EDITING OUT THE CRAP. Comedies should be around 90 minutes. The shark sub-plot = jumping the shark on this property which is a damn shame for something with potential. Another example of no-consequences for the comedy elite squad of McKay/Ferrell/Apatow. I literally fell asleep during this. A re-edit could make it work, but getting the hype machine going for the theatrical release window was the only goal. $$$$$$$$
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