So behind Sam Jackson with 37 films, ive got Will Ferrell with 35. Why? You may ask. Well, i have…
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Ron Burgundy and the Channel 9 News team are back, but has the nine years they’ve been off the air made them outdated and irrelevant?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…
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.
I am a pretty big Will Ferrell fan and an even bigger fan of the first Anchorman. Sequels are usually not as good as the first. I can just about count on one hand how many sequels were better than the first. I don't see Anchorman 2 as a failure but it does fail to be as good as the first one. It's worth watching and at times pretty damn funny but I prefer the first one. Good enough job for me to give it 3 and a half stars.
It's a little different than the last film but almost or even better.
I liked Anchorman very much but I loved the sequel.
Alkaa vähän hitaasti tämä elokuva, mutta sitten alkaa tapahtua ja hauskaa riittää.
HUMOR PERIODÍSTICO 2: LA VENGANZA.
Si hace unos días, dije el el modelo de comedia que predicaba 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' (Seth MacFarlane, 2014) nos retrotraían al western cómico de esencias tan dispares como el predicado por Mel Brooks en 'Sillas de montar calientes' (1974) pero sin estar a la altura de ello, basándose en el gag anacrónico y la descontextualización del chiste, en 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' (traducida al castellano como 'Los amos de la noticia') se sirve del parámetro primordial que es su esencia original. Recuerdo cuando apareció la secuela de Austin Powers. 'Austin Powers2: La espía que me achuchó' (Jay Roach, 1999) que ampliaba el cerco en el sentido de que el…
Had enough good jokes to keep me entertained. PG sex scene.
Whoever told Adam McKay that he was funny was a real asshole.
Hands-down hilarious. The channel 4 news team are at it again, but this time in New York. (Brian Fantana is still my favorite.)
It was bad. Real bad. They could've cut the last 30-40 minutes and it would have been OK. Also a bit racist? Angry black woman, anyone?! Also, no flute solo? Were they even trying?! I don't think so. Will Ferrell is getting lazier and lazier.
No sabia q ver, y estaba en netflix. Esta bien.
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