Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
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.
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Critic Reviews for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
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.
The whole thing goes down like a second, giant tumbler of scotchy scotch scotch: familiar, comforting and, ultimately, numbing.
At its best, McKay and Ferrell's brand of homegrown American Dada can make you collapse laughing in your seat and cry uncle.
Wine connoisseurs would call this a new Burgundy with an old bouquet.
Audience Reviews for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
My favorite part of this movie was nothing.
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.
It's as funny and stupid as the original- and at least 10 times more random.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Quotes
|Ron Burgundy:||Walter, listen to me. Life isn't a fairy tale, it's not a bunch of jumping rope and grabbing ass. It's complicated. What do you want to do with your life? What do you want to be when you grow up?|
|Walter Burgundy:||I want to be an astronaut or a cowboy!|
|Ron Burgundy:||You're never gonna be any of those, okay?|
|Ron Burgundy:||You've gotta set the bar a lot lower. Service industry, fry cook, prison guard. Maybe you're a lighting guy at a porn shoot. Which basically means you hold up a flashlight while adults do things.|
|Veronica Corningstone:||He is a child, Ron!|
|Ron Burgundy:||Nah, nah, nah, nah! He's got hair on his nugs. He's old enough to hear this.|
|Veronica Corningstone:||I will lock you in a closet!|
|Ron Burgundy:||Guess what, Trevor? Every morning I get here half an hour earlier and I sexually assault a starfish!|
|Ron Burgundy:||Damn it Lupita, what have you've been doing up there? Eating nachos?|