Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

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Critic Consensus: It's just as uneven and loosely structured as the first Anchorman -- and while Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues may not be quite as quotable, it's nearly as funny as its predecessor.


Movie Info

With the 70's behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." Also back for more are Ron's co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) - All of whom won't make it easy to stay classy...while taking the nation's first 24-hour news channel by storm. (c) Paramount

Rating: R (for language, drug use, sexual material and references)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 1, 2014
Box Office: $127.3M
Runtime:
Paramount Studios - Official Site

Cast


as Ron Burgundy

as Brian Fantana

as Brick Tamland

as Champ Kind

as Veronica Corningston...

as Jack Lime

as Linda Jackson

as Freddie Shapp

as Kench Allenby

as Walter Burgundy
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Critic Reviews for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

All Critics (186) | Top Critics (41)

Ferrell and McKay were so determined to tell new Burgundy jokes that they didn't appear to care what they were about or whether they were any good.

Full Review… | January 3, 2014
Grantland
Top Critic

A worthy followup to the first film

Full Review… | August 10, 2014
Film School Rejects

The unscripted, off-the-cuff joshing between Ferrell and co-stars Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner this time fails to come up with enough good jokes, though they do hit the occasional satirical bull's eye.

Full Review… | May 4, 2014
Movie Talk

I can't imagine fans will come away disappointed with the amount of laughs to be had here. Stay unclassy, Ron Burgundy.

Full Review… | April 23, 2014
Columbus Alive

It goes on a bit longer than it probably needs to, but the humor hits more than it misses, resulting in only a few sluggish places in a film that otherwise pays its audience's desire to revel in nonstop absurdity with just a dash of genuine social satire

Full Review… | April 3, 2014
Q Network Film Desk

Anchorman 2-2 extracts, objectively, 20 percent more of a viewer's lifespan than its fleeter ancestor did, and certainly it does not feel, subjectively, like 20 percent richer an experience.

Full Review… | March 3, 2014
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Audience Reviews for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

½

My favorite part of this movie was nothing.

Godless
James Alvarez

Super Reviewer

What made the original "Anchorman" special, was the unexpected absurdity of it: the time period, the focus on gender politics, the inane and yet hilarious exploits of its news team. This sequel doesn't quite have the same edge, or at least the same unexpectedness of its predecessor. Most of the funny moments in this film aim to be silly instead of shocking. What really puts me off about this film is its inability to let jokes die out quickly, and instead goes far too long with gags. The sequel also casts out elements from the first film that remain fan favorites, included Baxter the dog, the banter between Ron and Veronica, and a reliability on its time period. This new film tries to bring commentary on news networks of today into its eighties' setting without any modicum of satire, instead relying on more gags. If this film had come out earlier, it probably would have been better suited. Now it's a little tired and egotistical. Still, that being said, at least Anchorman 2 knows what it is and revels in it with complete absurdity when possible, which is uncommon nowadays.

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Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

½

It's as funny and stupid as the original- and at least 10 times more random.

Nikhil N.
Nikhil Nandu

Super Reviewer

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