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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Ron Burgundy and the Channel 9 News team are back, but has the nine years they’ve been off the air made them outdated and irrelevant?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.
The 70’s are over, but the moustache intact. The brazenness, well, it’s pretty much unaltered as well when Will Ferrell reprises his role as news anchor-turned-cult figure Ron Burgundy, a character that has lived on through internet memes during his nearly decade-long absence from the spotlight he so loves.
In Burgundy’s world, there’s no such thing as status quo though. After getting the boot from Harrison Ford himself, he jumps at the employment offer at a new 24-hour news channel, which takes him to New York. The dream team from the original is summoned anew, where oddball/weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) still provides the majority of the laughs. Even more so as he has now gained a soul mate in…
Love the fight scene.
Jokes fitting a small southern town aren’t meant for a national TV station located in one of the biggest metropolis in the world. Loved the original. This shit stinks.
"Hey, guy! This ain't local news anymore. We shit standing up here."
"I didn't ask for these powers. I was given them."
"Do not die in front of us! Do NOT die in front of us!" XD
Just as great as the original except for the parts where it aggressively reminds you of the original movie (News Fight climax withstanding), plus the out of depth racial humor, ~ironic~ misogyny and limp soundtrack, which were gracefully toned down far more in the original to avoid the missteps shown here. A 95 minute cut of this could rip front to back, but I spose that kind of rigidity would also betray some of the haywire intent. Better luck with the tangents next time.
If you liked the first film, you will like this, as it is more of the same, to the point where many of the gags are the same, as well as some of the set-pieces, which I didn’t mind considering it is all expanded on. In many ways it is a very cheap kind of sequel, and reminded me of the cheap cash-in sequels of the 80s that brought us unlimited POLICE ACADEMY films and duds like WEEKEND AT BERNIES 2. While the film is ultimately throwaway garbage, it is hilarious and a great time thanks to the talent involved (which separates it from those 80s films).
Everyone is at their best, and while the story was a mess, I…
The Legend continues indeed. Sometimes funny other times painfully unfunny, ANCHORMAN 2 takes us to new heights in the career of Ron Burgundy and, likewise, even more ludicrous comedy. The talented group of comedians will make you laugh, especially with great new additions to the cast that starts to become a Who's Who of Hollywood. I can't be disappointed that ANCHORMAN 2 has little substance and makes the most out of broad "satire" because that's exactly what I loved and cherished about the first ANCHORMAN. However, with the sequel, the film teeters on the edge of saying something daring about the development and industrialization of mainstream media but would rather let our hero blunder on a hackneyed plot and have…
Not much is happening in this movie. The first one as definitely better. Everyone tries to copy or top their last performance, but most of them fail, except for Steve Carell, who's just weird in a fun way.
Kind of a mess, but like the first time I saw it, I laughed. A lot.
And it's a pure comedy, so in the end, that's undeniably what really counts.
What Anchorman 2 gets right is its understanding of what made the original such a hit, and its determination to give the audience more of that without feeling too repetitive. Adam McKay thankfully delivers a strong sequel that is uproariously funny, and it's worth noting that Steve Carell's Brick Tamland is one of the funniest characters to come along in movies.
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