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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Ron Burgundy and the Channel 9 News team are back, but has the nine years they’ve been off the air made them outdated and irrelevant?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.
"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…
I laughed. I laughed a bit more. Oh, here's a joke that's a callback to the other ANCHORMAN. What a waste of Kristen Wiig.
ANCHORMAN 2 has a lot going for it: the cast is great, and there's a clever plot in here somewhere. The commentary on 24-hour news cycles, fear-mongering, and America-loving was funny and well done, but too often, this movie became a series of plot points that made no sense. I suppose there's a silly dream logic that moves the movie forward, but really, it's all about building onto the ridiculous Ron Burgundy mythos. And who gives a shit about that?
This movie had me laughing for a solid hour, and then, those laughs dwindled. Then it was just me sitting in silence, remembering how much I laughed in the first hour and how much I'm not laughing now. I made myself awkward somehow.
I have an unabashed love for Anchorman and was giddy when the sequel was confirmed. Sadly I was not entertained (with the exception of a few line deliveries & any scene between Steve Carrell & Kristen Wiig) and am still what the fuck?!-ing over the fight scene.
I watched the extended edition, so I can't complain about the bloat, especially since some of the funniest stuff (like Ron talking to Champ at his "chicken" restaurant) probably wasn't in the original cut. Love me some newsanchor street fights.
Just more of the same and not nearly as funny as the first.
It can't compare with the first one, but it's still a hilarious movie.
If you were a fan of the first Anchorman, then you'll probably enjoy this one a little. But it really felt overcooked. It seemed to lack the bouncing energy of the first Ron Burgundy film. I'm betting that they have great fun on set cracking each other up. I just wish that those laughs were a little more abundant in the final product. And they almost make some pointed satire about the state of news in the 24 hour, ad-beholden modern times. However, they abandon it for too many Brick scenes and mostly toothless humor.
And now that I've seen it, I'll probably be compelled to watch the 233 minute jumbo edition. Stupid completist brain.
Basically the more serious, dramatically believable version of Aaron Sorkin's THE NEWSROOM. Covers the same thematic territory--the slow deterioration of journalistic standards brought on by the twenty-four-hour news cycle--in a far more enjoyable fashion. THE NEWSROOM'S got better jokes, though.
Funnier than I thought I'd be.
Yeah it could have been better, but these people do make me smile.
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