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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Ron Burgundy and the Channel 9 News team are back, but has the nine years they’ve been off the air made them outdated and irrelevant?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…
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 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…
I probably would've enjoyed this more in theatres with a big crowd, but I still laughed quite a bit. The cameos are ridiculous and fun.
If youu take this seriously, your just as big an idiot as every character in this movie.
Surprisingly funny second outing for the the channel 9 news teams. Could have actually been the train wreck everyone made it out to be.
Funny, but not nearly as funny or quotable as the first Anchorman.
i really enjoyed this but for me it's all about Brick. I could watch Brick all day
The first film is a classic, the second little more than a few hilarious jokes intertwined with shit ones. A rewatch will be in order but it wasn't that great.
Not as funny as the original, but there are still some laughs to be had. It's a close call, but I think I'd just as soon watch the original again. It is a pretty snarky take on the 24 hour news channels.
Better than I thought tbh
Will Ferrell never fails to make me laugh and i had a lot fun with this.
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