Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Critics 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.

75%

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Total Count: 200

52%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 164,677
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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

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Cast

Will Ferrell
as Ron Burgundy
Paul Rudd
as Brian Fantana
Steve Carell
as Brick Tamland
David Koechner
as Champ Kind
Christina Applegate
as Veronica Corningstone
Meagan Good
as Linda Jackson
Dylan Baker
as Freddie Shapp
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  • Sep 20, 2017
    Just as funny as the first thank god, It was nice to see so many of the original cast back 9 years after the first was filmed and to me that shows they want to be there and they have faith it's worth doing, The story is again non existent and is all over the place at times but the humour was really funny, Maybe it got too silly at times and the running time could of been 20 minutes shorter but it's still great harmless fun that fans of the first will/Should love it just as much and holy shit! just look at that cameo list it's incredible!
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 29, 2014
    My favorite part of this movie was nothing.
    James A Super Reviewer
  • Jul 13, 2014
    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.
    Spencer S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 16, 2014
    Yeah well nope, not as good as the first one. I don't know like almost all the jokes are similar to the first one, but the jokes here are mostly bland
    Cita W Super Reviewer

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