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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.
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…
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.
"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…
The supernatural additions to the news channel rumble are cool, but apart from a small handful of other new and absurd ideas, this is more of the same, which is fine, but the humour just isn't as impactful as it was in Anchorman, which is now nearly ten years old.
For me, this has arrived far too late to build on the laughs generated by the news teams first outing and the whole thing ends up feeling a little outdated because of this.
This movie is very funny I love this movie Will Ferrell is back with his crew to do the news. The old news crew is back in action to do the news I think any fan's of the old movie will love this it has more jokes I laugh so hard in this movie. So many actor's in this movie I love this movie so funny.
Two hours of unfocused, needless garbage. Brief moments of solace from some very good comedic performers doing what they can with a script that falls all over itself like a baby deer. A sad, sad movie– but not in the good way like you want.
All the cameos at the end deserved at least another half a star
More random outbursts and over the top awkwardness, but it's missing the magic of the orginal.
It's a very funny and a worthy sequel. Great mix of "stupid funny" & satire. That said, I was slightly frustrated with a couple scenes/moments that walk a dangerously thin line between being satiric (& mocking the ignorance of racism), and actually being.... well, racist.
If it wasn't for all those cameos in the fight scene, I would have rated this less.
I saw Anchorman 2 in the theaters and really enjoyed it. I actually enjoyed it more than the first Anchorman.
I bought the blu-ray version of this, which came with 3 versions of this movie. I watched the Super-Sized R-Rated Version & it was still really funny. I think it dragged a little and some of the one liners were not as good as the Theatrical PG-13 cut. I prefer the Theatrical cut but the R-Rated Version is definitely worth a watch. I will be watching the Unrated Cut soon.
This time watched the 143-minute R rated cut at home.
I assumed it would be like most other comedies that come with unrated home video cuts where there's no wonder why most of the jokes that were cut were cut. In this case, however, really think this actually is a better cut because not only are some of the new jokes/gags funnier than some of the stuff in the original, but some of the funniest scenes drag on in a way that actually, somehow benefits the scene. Like it just continually kicks you in the arse.
Mehhhh disappointed. I love the first one, this one just didn't have the magic, a few laughs aside. The newsteam battle, ramped up significantly from that of the first film, and with some great cameos, is the best bit.
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