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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Ron Burgundy and the Channel 9 News team are back, but has the nine years they’ve been off the air made them outdated and irrelevant?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.
The satirical leaning is much better pronounced than in the first film as it gleefully takes a big swipe at the dumbing down of the news and mass media, even though it hardly makes the most of the opportunity to do so. Though some sequences feel a little forced and a few jokes long outstay their welcome (Ron's incapability of dealing with black people and his bout with blindness being two examples), Anchorman 2 is still funny enough to be on the right side of borderline.
I was skeptical of this one…but Champ's “chicken” restaurant won me over…(I’ll never eat fried chicken ever again!). Also, an even more epic newsteam fight! And seriously, the Fox News satire was spot on! Other than that...well, the first one was really funny, especially then it came out - now, it feels kind of old.
i feel like they only really wanted to make the fight scene then had to find a way to stretch it into a 2 hour movie
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Shut up. I don't care what you think. Anchorman 2 is extremely funny.
Thank heavens that Adam McKay was allowed to make The Big Short because of this film, because it is the only acceptable reason for it existing.
Anchorman 2 reunites most of the loveable cast of the original 2004 classic, but viewers would be forgiven for giving a sigh of pity. Each and every one of them looks sad and old in their makeup and wigs, especially Paul Rudd and Steve Carell. The latter, on the verge of his stunning performances in Foxcatcher and The Big Short, gives probably his worst ever performance in Brick Tamland, a loveable minor character in the first film but now just obnoxiously and intrusively stupid. I didn't enjoy even one of his scenes. Ferrell tries…
Not a Fan
this movie was bad but it was super funny. i hated it but i laughed a lot.
How many first sequels in any comedy series can you remember being great - more specifically, better than the original? ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES is far from impervious to that dreaded, all-too-common "sequelitis." Like him or not (and I do), Will Ferrell is a talented comedian and actor - period. However, a bad screenplay, along with unfocused direction, will undo even the best of performers. Despite being over-the-top, ANCHORMAN 1 was surprisingly clever, charming, and, above all, hilarious - the dialogue, in particular, is hysterically absurd. It got the '70s era look and feel down well; the references and songs were a treat for fans of the decade. However, as silly as the film got, it had some footing…
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