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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Ron Burgundy and the Channel 9 News team are back, but has the nine years they’ve been off the air made them outdated and irrelevant?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.
Well, it took six viewings to finally bring my rating for Anchorman 2 down a bit. I still love it and find the majority of it hilarious - it's just that something simply didn't click perfectly as it did all of those other times. Which I'll admit was kinda disappointing but at least I still enjoyed it.
A good part of it could have had to do with my friend - who wanted to watch it to begin with (again) and who I also have watched and loved it with nearly each of those five other times - wasn't feeling it as much either so maybe we unintentionally tampered each other's enjoyment of it altogether. Oh well.
Moments of brilliant humor reminiscent of the original but all in all a film standing in the shadows of its predecessor
Pensaba darle una estrella y media, pero luego revisé que esa calificación le di a la infinitamente inferior A million ways to die in the west, así que para no hacerle la mala obra a Anchorman 2, le doy las dos estrellas. Pero creo que ahora no les salió.
Supongo que para repetir en una secuela todo lo que se sintió fresco y te salió bien en la primera parte y que siga funcionando de maravilla, hay que apellidarse Lord y Miller. Anchorman 2 se esfuerza demasiado en repetir lo que le salió bien la primera vez, solamente que en lugar de pensar en una forma inteligente de hacerlo, lo exageran esperando que funcione. No lo hace. En Anchorman la…
On second watch, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues still holds up as a comedy, and got some laughs from myself and my friends, but you can't help but feel that it really is a film that should have been attempted five or six years ago. Everyone involved definitely does feel like a shadow of their former self.
I'm actually surprised that I like this much more than the first one. I wasn't a big fan of the first anchorman movie mainly because it wasn't that funny. This one however, has a more consistent funny. Not all the jokes work, and that's because I'm sure a lot of this is improv, but there are some really funny moments in there if you don't take the movie seriously.
P.S. This also has the better newscaster brawl than the first one.
Say what you will about the quality of the humour itself (I think the homoerotic jokes are a bit #basic), as far as sequels go, this is a perfectly-executed surgical strike. It masterfully amplifies & expands everything people loved about the original. If the first film is Donkey Kong Country, this one is Donkey Kong Country 2. Even as someone who doesn't think much of the original, I greatly enjoyed this one. Pairs well w/ alcohol.
The "blind" stuff went on way too long, and the Steve Carell/Kristen Wiig scenes didn't really work. But there was still enough funny stuff to keep me amused on a transatlantic flight, which is arguably the way this movie was meant to be seen.
Got through 32mins. Pitiful.
Ron Burgundy has just lost his job to his fiancée and considers himself to be finished as a news anchor. A newly established TV company makes him an offer he can't refuse. Now he just have to find his old sidekicks and make the best of this opportunity.
What a huge letdown. If I'm not mistaken the first Anchorman had some funny moments. Part 2, however, barely gets me to even smile. Most of the characters are really irritating, the worst being Brick Tamland. I didn't expect to see very good acting, but Anchorman 2 is a new low for many of the actors. I also hated the hysterical ending. Let's hope the legend now ends.
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