Movie Review: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Posted: December 30, 2013 in movie reviews, Movie Reviews 2013, movies
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Anchorman 2 is incredibly stupid. There was a lot of yelling, and screaming, and none of it made sense. The characters were moronic and juvenile, some scenes were completely cringe-worthy, and Ron’s son had no acting ability whatsoever. That being said, it’s been a long time since I have laughed that hard at a movie. And I laughed and laughed and laughed.

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Directed By: Adam McKay
Starring: Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Kristen Wiig, Harrison Ford, James Marsden, Meagan Goode

Premise: Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), now married to Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), leaves his wife and young son when he is fired from his job, and Veronica is promoted. After going on a downward spiral, an opportunity to report the news for a 24 hour news station, GNN, arises and Ron reunites the old gang in hopes of regaining his San Diego fame on a National level.

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My Review: I am not that big of a fan of movies that use crude humor like vomiting, throwing up, farting, irritable bowel movements, fat jokes…I rarely find them funny. But apparently I like movies where adults act like children, people think they are dead, children play with sharks, celebrities play with weapons, and the so-handsome-it-is-ridiculous James Marsden calls himself lame.

The first Anchorman is probably in my Top 5 favorite comedies of all time. While, Anchorman 2 isn’t nearly as good, it is still pretty damn funny. Ron is up to his same self-involved antics only now he’s a father and a husband…sort of. The genius behind Anchorman is that each character takes themselves SO seriously. They are really serious about who they are as people no matter what ridiculous thing they are doing or feeling. Yet despite their serious faults, you still love them and root for them.

Sure some of the stunts are gimmicky, but at the same time it give you images you never knew you wanted to see, but somehow knew you just needed to see it. And boy is it satisfying. I mean seriously, who doesn’t want to see famous actors wielding sharp weapons?…And a ghost?…AND a minotaur? Only a movie like this can pull that off and still “stay classy.” Only a movie like this could a character as clueless as Brick Tamland and make you feel for him. Brick isn’t an idiot, he’s just a few pieces short of a puzzle. He’s just so loveable, and adding Kristin Wiig, to Steve Carrell’s insanity is just good entertainment. I could probably watch an entire movie about Brick and Chani. Only a movie like this could take an unfunny joke, make it funny, make it unfunny again, then make you laugh out loud and well…that’s kind of a big deal.

 

Rating: B+

[Note: I’ve decided to switch to a letter grading system. This is the first article implementing that change.]

 

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Some of my Favorite Anchorman 2 Quotes

“I’m laughing like a ventriloquist dummy!” Then…that laugh.

“Suicide makes you hungry. I don’t care what anybody says.”

“I can always guess how many jellybeans are in a jellybean jar, even if I’m wrong.”

“93! 93!”

“Pull yourself together man, you sound like a balloon!”

 

 

 

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