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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Ron Burgundy and the Channel 9 News team are back, but has the nine years they’ve been off the air made them outdated and irrelevant?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…
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 guess that I am getting old as I don't find comedies as funny as I once did. Either that, or they all suck. My guess is a bit of the former and the latter. That said there were large sections of this movie where I thought there were some clever jokes and the timing was great. There were other sections where it was hackneyed and I could see the joke coming a mile away. All in all, I am not asking for my two hours back, but I wouldn't re-watch the flick anytime soon.
Muy inferior a la primera parte. Carcajadas cero, sonrisas unas pocas y un Carrell tan explotado y extremo que cansa.
This movie does not work as a whole, but when it is good, it is very very good. In fact, if they could have skipped the first half hour, and just started there, I would have been just as happy (do silly comedies really have to have setups anyway?).
The lighthouse sequence is honestly worth the price of the rental, alone.
The end fight and the cameos made the whole film worthwhile for me. Those pesky incredibly polite Canadian's!
Occasionally flat-out hilarious, but also massively overlong, indulgent, and some of the ironic offensiveness is just genuinely offensive.
A complete disappointment. Granted, its been a long time since I have seen the original so perhaps my memory is a bit clouded. It might also be effected by me not being surrounded by a group of people constantly quoting the movie. However everything in this movie just felt like the worst kind of bad sequel tropes.
There are few actual laughs, and there are some painfully unfunny scenes to sit through. It felt overreaching and overly juvenile. It would have been tough to recapture the magic of the first movie, and this sequel came nowhere close.
A rare sequel that forces the audience to question why they even liked the first one to begin with.
bricks parts were so funny honestly
This shit wasn't funny.
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