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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Ron Burgundy and the Channel 9 News team are back, but has the nine years they’ve been off the air made them outdated and irrelevant?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…
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…
Surreal avant garde Bañuelesque comedy has finally gone mainstream.
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.
Fight Scene and Dolphin Gag were awesome. Brick > _____.
Guess what, Trevor? Every morning I get here half an hour earlier and I sexually assault a starfish!
Not a disappointment but not as good. It's a surprisingly good satire of modern-day news reporting and journalism.
I might have to see it again an then watch the super-sized R-Rated cut.
An excellent continuation to the wonderful saga of Ron Burgundy. I feel like today it is very hard for a comedy to get good reviews, thats because they are working so hard to get laughs and sometimes that's quite cheap. While this movie certainly contains plenty of those, you have to love Will Ferrell and Anchorman 2. It's got a cast full of superstars and enough of a plot to make you care about whats going on as they continue their ridiculousness. Honestly at times this feels more like a bunch of SNL skits thrown together, but that is part of the beauty of the movie. They don't care what they are doing, they're just going to do whatever they want. And THAT is worth watching.
Ron Burgundy is back and he is getting his news team back together. When the first 24/7 news station approaches Ron about hosting one of their news segments little did he know he would change the news forever. Driven by the desire to tell people not what they should know what what they want to know he hearkens in the dawn of sensationalist news coverage. With the combination of his velvet voice and perfect salon quality hair the legend of Ron Burgundy is just getting started.
This was nowhere near as good as the original...which was practically perfect in every way...not to mention launched Will Ferrell into the comedy stratosphere. The jokes are still there just fewer and far between…
I watched this on Region A DVD.
I'm just going to come out straight away and say that I find this film boring and really unfunny. It had everything to make a great film, all the actors return, it's set in the 80's and it's the same team behind the first film. Yet what we get is an overblown, overlong film.
Let's start with the performances, all the gang return and at times really liven the film up. However most of the scenes just aren't very funny to the point where it's actually quite boring and tedious to watch. The new supporting cast are once again funny at times but just leave so much more to be desired.
Honestly funnier than the first, okay plot tho.
This gets one star because fuck Hollow Man.
Cinema Eclectica podcast #76 ALMOST has me thinking I might give Ghostbusters 2016 a rental one day. Almost!