Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

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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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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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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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My favorite part of this movie was nothing.

James Alvarez
James Alvarez

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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.
Spencer S.

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

Nikhil Nandu
Nikhil Nandu

Super Reviewer

Perhaps suffering at the hands of its' own hype, this sequel can't help but feel bogged down. The jokes now feel too forced to be as funny as they used to be, but 'Anchorman 2' still provides plenty of big laughs. With comedic firepower like Ferrell, Carell, and Rudd, you always have a shot at making a hilarious film. Bigger and bolder doesn't always mean better, as anyone can clearly see here.

Kase Vollebregt
Kase Vollebregt

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