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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Ron Burgundy and the Channel 9 News team are back, but has the nine years they’ve been off the air made them outdated and irrelevant?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.
Technically watched the 2 hr 20 min cut over the course of a couple nights fwiw.
Not fond of the first film nor Will Ferrell's shtick in general, tho I can admit that his and McKay's tendency to brute force their way through a scene by editing together a string of oddly worded/delivered quips in rapid succession usually overtakes me and renders a couple laughs.
Anyway, this does the comedy sequel thing where it reintroduces gags from the first, albeit mildly tweaked (Paul Rudd has a condom closet now instead of a cologne closet, etc.) which is annoying, and yet Ferrell and McKay had the pretty handy idea to use the time jump and world they're working in to produce…
Chicken of the cave
does paul rudd age?
The long-awaited sequel to the classic comedy finally arrived and it delivers plenty of laughs. It is a bit too long and the film suffers a lull because of it, but they bring it home in the hilarious, cameo-filled finale. Not quite as classic as the first, but still really funny with many new quotes to remember.
I feel you may be shocked at such a high rating for this movie, especially when it seems people are mixed on this movie, but a comedy is supposed to make you laugh and when I'm complaining that I wasn't dying of laughter as hard in the 2nd half of the movie you know it's doing something right.
I understand the movie is really random and that may be a problem people have with the movie, but that's an Anchorman movie for you. Same reason I don't hate Zoolander 2 because at least it feels like a Zoolander movie. You can't complain any sequel in any genre felt too much like the first movie because isn't that what it's a…
My review -- this cultural/comedy/drama/dark film title is now on DVD and yes this sequel has a solid to big profit margin of roughly $124 million. The basic storyline is as follows, the audience meets Ron Burgundy and his wife Veronica Corningstone as it is the late 1970s, early 1980s and life couldn't be more perfect well that is until Ron Burgundy gets fired and his wife gets promoted [Ron's life takes a nosedive.]
Now I really have no idea what to say about the sequel, but maybe leaning towards it shouldn't have been made and sadly I can somewhat justify this opinion. How can I put this in an unbiased perspective tone of voice, the comedy level feels like…
Wonderfully stupid. Laughed more than expected.
No está mala pero esta mejor la uno.
I seriously have no idea why this is a tradition here in Israel. There's this strange habit to name films…