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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Ron Burgundy and the Channel 9 News team are back, but has the nine years they’ve been off the air made them outdated and irrelevant?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…
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.
I thought this was an ok sequel that did itself enough justice to the amazing first Anchorman movie. Obviously it was never going to be as good but I found myself laughing a good deal of the time. Easily a descent rental if you go into it knowing it will never be great. (2.5)
Liked it a bit more than the first one.
Muy larga y con tramos aburridos. ahora si no se cortan con muchos temas tabu para los americanos. ahi es cuando funciona la pelicula
I have to admit I was kinda disappointed. Things got way out of control around the end, but overall had a lot of laughs.
I’m pretty sure I saw the first “Anchorman” (not in the theatres) but I really can’t remember all that much about it. That should have been an indication that maybe I should have passed on “…The Legend Continues.” Why? Because I just didn’t find this all that funny. Yeah, it’s loaded with jokes but they seemed to miss the mark. Bottom line: I just didn’t laugh all that much. Now, there’s no question that watching a comedy in a crowded theatre is going to be a lot better than watching it solo at home but even if I’d gone to the Cineplex, I don’t think I’d’ve liked this all that much. I guess it’s just not my kind of humour.…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
wasted satire opportunities. lacks focus and spontaneity of ANCH 1.
no, i don't know why the ICE CASTLES reference/tangent is supposed to be funny
Many people (not counting critics) hated this movie. I think it was because they had extremely high expectations and were actually expecting this to be better than the first. If people didn't have as high of expectations, then they would actually see what a funny film this is. Though not as good as the first, this movie was really funny in my opinion. The condoms, Bricks girlfriend, and especially Gary. Don't listen to the reviews of haters. They know nothing. People these days have no taste for good movies anymore. I'm surprised that we still get great movies because many people just don't seem to appreciate them anymore. I don't disrespect that, but It pisses me off. This movie should've been appreciated because the actors stay in character, the humor is still funny, and the battle sequence is a lot more funny that the first one. Oh and spoiler, Brick kills Kanye.
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