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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Ron Burgundy and the Channel 9 News team are back, but has the nine years they’ve been off the air made them outdated and irrelevant?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…
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.
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…
La historia apócrifa sobre cómo los informativos se convirtieron en el mojón humeante que son en la actualidad es, además, la película más divertida que no viste el año pasado en el cine.
I made a small noise of appreciation at a joke about a mystic, but besides that it was unbearable.
I never saw the first one, but it's a solid, stupidly funny movie.
Liked this one better than the first, I think!
While it's not as good as the first the movie is funny as hell and the ending fight sense is the most funniest and the most clever fights ever.
Por morbo me puse a verla.
Está cotorra. Es disfrutable, tiene consistencia y chispas de chocolate. Y un tiburón.
¿Lo mejor? La confrontación (retomada de la primera parte) entre todos los canales noticiosos. Aparece Tina Fey. Con eso ya tiene puntos extras.
An underwhelming successor to the the first Anchorman instalment. Though the laughs are there, the characters are mostly repetitions of their past selves that attempt to scratch the bottom of the barrel when it comes to an engaging narrative. I understand that most of these kinds of films are not meant to be deep and thought-provoking, but it should take a little more than satire of racism and patriarchy to keep the humour of the Anchorman series continuing strong. Sadly, the legend may have just ended here.
Not just one mediocre movie, but like 6 different mediocre movies stuffed together into one over-long package.
- Django Unchained
- The Wolf of Wall Street
- The Dark Knight
- 12 Years a Slave
- Pacific Rim
- Before Midnight
- Only God Forgives
- 12 Years a Slave
- The Rover
- The Hunger
- Fright Night
- Near Dark
- The Lost Boys
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