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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Ron Burgundy and the Channel 9 News team are back, but has the nine years they’ve been off the air made them outdated and irrelevant?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…
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 almost wish they hadn't made this movie. Good concept, terrible execution, even with all of the cast intact the jokes miss more than they hit.
Eh. Some funny parts but nowhere near as good as the original. Great work getting so many cameos though.
Jesus that was bloody terrible. An extra star for the appearance of Yeezus himself, but apart from that it was over-long, offensive, unnecessary and just not funny.
Considering the huge following the first film had, I guess I see why they decided to cash in and make this piece of shit sequel, but Christ, it was just terrible. Everything seemed so over the top and desperate to recapture what made the first one a hit, but my word did it just not work.
That's two hours of my life I'm never getting back.
Note til selv: Will Ferrell er ikke for dig.
Det har garanteret været sjovt at lave Anchorman 2, men det var bare ikke særlig sjovt at se den.
Am I the only one who really likes this movie?
Though it's too close to the first, yet jokes don't hit as hard, Anchorman 2 is still a really funny film with more hits than misses, with great chemistry and a fantastic role from Steve Carrel.
Who on earth decided this was a good idea?
The original Anchorman was right on the border of absolutely awful and fantastically funny. Some of the lines were brilliant enough so that it tended to the positive end. That being said, the satire of it didn't win me over as it felt just... preposterous.
Now, we have "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues". Which is exactly the same as Anchorman, but without the funny, without the memorable lines, and without the satire (Or was it meant to be satirical? I genuinely can't tell. It really wasn't funny or thought-provoking at all).
To be honest, I don't really want to talk about this one. The film is 119 minutes long, and it…
While Anchorman 2 may not contain the laughs of what made the original a great comedy on it's own, it's still a fun and entertaining sequel with a great comedic performance from Mr. Will Ferrell.
I almost gave it a C+ because I didn't laugh as much as what I did in the first one, but I just love watching these 4 guys back on screen.
Couldn't even finish it.