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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

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  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 18 December 2013 (USA)
  • Runtime: 119 min | 143 min (extended version)
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  • IMDb page: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
  • Rate: 7.1/10 total 35,060 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 18 December 2013 (USA)
  • Runtime: 119 min | 143 min (extended version)
  • Filming Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Budget: $50,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $126,527,201 (USA) (28 February 2014)
  • Director: Adam McKay
  • Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Andrew Feltenstein  John Nau   
  • Soundtrack: Sportscenter Theme
  • Sound Mix: SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Sea World | Fame | Character Says I Love You | Beach | Eye Surgery

Writing Credits By:

  • Will Ferrell (written by) &
  • Adam McKay (written by)
  • Will Ferrell (characters) &
  • Adam McKay (characters)

Known Trivia

  • The last Paramount Pictures film to be released on 35mm film in the United States and Canada. 23 of 23 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Prior to filming, several thousand dollars of worth of filming and production equipment were stolen from the warehouse it was being stored in. 137 of 155 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • After reading his first GNN broadcast, Ron gives a fist pump and says a quiet “Yes! Nailed it!” that mirrors Veronica’s from the original film. 22 of 23 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • A role was offered to Jennifer Lawrence but she had to decline due to scheduling conflicts. 128 of 168 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • A sequel had been in the works for years but stalled, even with Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and Steve Carell taking pay cuts to keep the budget down. Paramount Pictures didn’t like the numbers and didn’t agree to a sequel initially. However, the studio later decided to greenlight the sequel. 16 of 18 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • When Champ is talking about sport for GNN and baseball highlights are shown, a few of the scenes are of the West Michigan White Caps baseball team from Grand Rapids Michigan. 23 of 40 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Meryl Streep was rumored to have a cameo. 55 of 112 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Scenes on the beach were filmed on and near Sea Island and Jekyll Island, GA. 19 of 41 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • After Mack Tannen turns into a werewolf, one of the brawlers says he now has an idea for a music video and suggests calling Michael Jackson. The music video in question would be 1982’s “Thriller”. 34 of 95 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • When speaking with Empire Magazine, director Adam McKay confirmed that there won’t be plans to make a third film. 1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |

Goofs: Anachronisms: At the end of the big fight scene one of the background taxi cabs is a 1988-1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria. The movie takes place in 1980.

Plot: With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm. Full summary »  »

Story: Having left San Diego for New York City, Ron Burgundy is living the high life with his wife Veronica Corningstone and son Walter Burgundy. However, when the boss decides to promote Veronica to full time lead anchor and fire Ron, everything changes. Now heading back to San Diego, Ron is washed up and working part time at Sea World. His shot at redemption though comes in the form of a man named Freddie Schapp, who’s an executive producer at the Global News Network, the world’s first 24 hour round the clock news channel. He hires Ron, who proceeds to reunite the news team of Champ, Brick, and Brian, and head back to New York City. While there Ron and his news team are given the graveyard shift and a challenge. Ron comes up with a radical new idea to transform the news and that puts him at the top of the game once again. But how long will Ron’s newfound fame last? And will Brick finally find true love? Written byhalo1k

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Judd Apatow known as producer
  • Jessica Elbaum known as executive producer
  • Will Ferrell known as producer
  • David B. Householter known as executive producer (as David Householter)
  • Adam McKay known as producer
  • Kevin J. Messick known as executive producer (as Kevin Messick)

FullCast & Crew:

  • Will Ferrell known as Ron Burgundy
  • Steve Carell known as Brick Tamland
  • Paul Rudd known as Brian Fantana
  • David Koechner known as Champ Kind
  • Christina Applegate known as Veronica Corningstone
  • Dylan Baker known as Freddie Shapp
  • Meagan Good known as Linda Jackson
  • Judah Nelson known as Walter Burgundy
  • James Marsden known as Jack Lime
  • Greg Kinnear known as Gary
  • Josh Lawson known as Kench Allenby
  • Kristen Wiig known as Chani Lastnamé
  • Fred Willard known as Ed Harken
  • Chris Parnell known as Garth
  • Harrison Ford known as Mack Tannen
  • Bill Kurtis known as Narrator (voice)
  • June Diane Raphael known as Chani's Boss
  • Tom Clark known as Curtis Knightfish
  • Jennifer Gullick known as Diane Yahwea
  • Aubrey Graham known as Soul Brother (as Aubrey Drake Graham)
  • Daisy Pareja known as Lupita
  • Pearl McKay known as Sea World Kid
  • Axel Ferrell known as Sea World Kid
  • Magnus Ferrell known as Sea World Kid
  • Mattias Ferrell known as Sea World Kid
  • Eliza Coupe known as Sea World Trainer
  • Matt Rebenkoff known as Sea World Security Guard
  • Paul Schneider known as Sea World Security Guard
  • Brian F. Durkin known as Sea World Manager (as Brian Durkin)
  • Zoe Myers known as Whammy Chicken Girl
  • Clark Sarullo known as Whammy Chicken Girl
  • Billy Woods known as Whammy Chicken Customer
  • Anna Enger known as Brian's Female Assistant
  • George Faughnan known as Brian's Male Assistant
  • Paul Chappell known as Jack Lime's Sports Anchor
  • Fred Galle known as Jack Lime's Weatherman
  • Patrick J. Williams known as Jack Lime's Field Reporter (as Patrick Williams)
  • Jamie Moore known as GNN Stage Manager
  • Matt Cornwell known as GNN Director (as Matthew Cornwell)
  • Dane Davenport known as GNN Crew Member
  • Dan Triandiflou known as GNN Producer
  • James Smith known as WBC Producer
  • David Silverman known as WBC Stage Manager (as David Marshall Silverman)
  • Dave Pileggi known as Linda's Assistant
  • Clay Stapleford known as Bar Patron
  • Jayson Warner Smith known as Guy with Knife in Head
  • David Dwyer known as Redneck
  • Courtney Patterson known as Housewife
  • Kelly Tippens known as Housewife
  • Jon Hayden known as Ad Sales Guy (as Jon Nicol Hayden)
  • Ron Prather known as Priest
  • Gary Weeks known as Scout Leader
  • Stephanie Ming known as Woman in Bikini Top
  • Kellen Marcus known as Underwear Model
  • L. Warren Young known as Linda's Father
  • Darlene French known as Linda's Mother
  • E. Roger Mitchell known as Linda's Brother
  • Michael Menapace known as Yasser Arafat
  • Patricia French known as Crowd Member at Ice Rink
  • Paula Pell known as Crowd Member at Ice Rink
  • Andrew Feltenstein known as Band at Ice Rink
  • John Nau known as Band at Ice Rink
  • Mia D. Braswell known as Band at Ice Rink
  • Simuel Campbell known as Band at Ice Rink
  • Micah Stampley known as Band at Ice Rink
  • Wilbur Fitzgerald known as Dr. Brangley
  • Karen Beyer known as Music Teacher
  • Brian Steele known as Were-Hyena / Minotaur
  • Sacha Baron Cohen known as BBC News Anchor
  • Marion Cotillard known as Canadian Anchor
  • Michael Neeson known as History Channel Reporter
  • Will Smith known as ESPN Reporter
  • Kirsten Dunst known as El Trousias Maiden of the Clouds
  • Joe Washington known as Minister
  • Rachel Acuna known as Show Spectator (uncredited)
  • Matt Amick known as GNN Cameraman (uncredited)
  • Evan D Anderson known as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Larry A. Brewer known as Recital & Emmy Guest (uncredited)
  • Jessica Brown known as Lady in Shower (uncredited)
  • Tim Campione known as Recital Parent (uncredited)
  • Frederick Carpenter known as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Jim Carrey known as CBC News Anchor (uncredited)
  • Charles Casey known as Whammy Chicken Customer (uncredited)
  • Steve Coulter known as Judge (uncredited)
  • Ellie Decker known as Dinner Guest (uncredited)
  • Gelin DiGennaro known as GNN Field Reporter (uncredited)
  • Tina Fey known as Entertainment Tonight Reporter (uncredited)
  • Lisa Finlayson known as Anchorwoman (uncredited)
  • William Frasca known as Photographer (uncredited)
  • Victor Gage known as Native Anchorman (uncredited)
  • Chris Gethard known as (uncredited)
  • Jeff Matthew Glover known as Ice Skater (uncredited)
  • Sheepdog David Grant known as Sea World Visitor – Pearl's Dad or Uncle (uncredited)
  • Tony Guerrero known as International Newscaster (uncredited)
  • Dawn Hamil known as Producers Assistant / Office Girl (uncredited)
  • Gary Hardt known as Bar Patron (uncredited)
  • Lauren Henneberg known as Upscale Guest (uncredited)
  • Rose Hughes known as Sea World Member (uncredited)
  • C.C. Ice known as GNN Office Assistant (uncredited)
  • David Itchkawitz known as Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)
  • Ginger Jensen known as Recital Parent (uncredited)
  • King known as Laundromat Guy (uncredited)
  • Colin Lacativa known as Recital Patron (uncredited)
  • T. Alloy Langenfeld known as Russian News Broadcaster (uncredited)
  • Daniel T. Martin known as Taxi Driver (uncredited)
  • Alberto David Mercado known as Sea World Background (uncredited)
  • Gary Miller known as GNN Newsroom Reporter (uncredited)
  • Liam Neeson known as History Channel Host (uncredited)
  • Ryan R. Nitsch known as Park Visitor (uncredited)
  • Robert F. Nixon known as Dad at Sea World (uncredited)
  • Kate Nowlin known as Mom with Kids (uncredited)
  • John J. Palomino known as Recital Attendee (uncredited)
  • Carly Jordan Pancher known as Sea World Girl Splashed by Dolphin (uncredited)
  • David Pascua known as GNN Field Cameraman (uncredited)
  • Christopher Payne known as WBC Cameraman (uncredited)
  • Courtney Pennington known as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Kimberly Pfeffer known as Weathergirl (uncredited)
  • Arvell Poe known as Soul Train Dancer / GNN Cameraman (uncredited)
  • Amy Poehler known as Entertainment Tonight Reporter (uncredited)
  • Brandi Quinn known as GNN Office Assistant (uncredited)
  • Paul Vincent Rapisarda known as Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Dennis Rees known as N.Y.P.D. Officer (uncredited)
  • John C. Reilly known as The Ghost of Stonewall Jackson (uncredited)
  • Joel Rogers known as Debonair Bar Patron (uncredited)
  • Shade Rupe known as Sunglasses Salesman (uncredited)
  • Nancy Sandlin known as Recital Parent (uncredited)
  • Gina Santiago known as Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Richard Saxton known as GNN News Anchor (uncredited)
  • Lori Beth Sikes known as Tina (uncredited)
  • Dave Simmons known as Producer (uncredited)
  • Sarah E. Spencer known as GNN Assistant (uncredited)
  • Matthew Stanton known as Skinny Guy (uncredited)
  • Natalie Taylor known as GNN / Jack Lime's Secretary (uncredited)
  • Randall Taylor known as American Anchor #3 (uncredited)
  • Don Teems known as Recital Audience Member (uncredited)
  • Kevin Tomkins known as Bill – GNN Technical Director (uncredited)
  • Rob Tunstall known as 1970's Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Vince Vaughn known as Wes Mantooth (uncredited)
  • Ken Venzke known as SeaWorld Reporter / Heckler (uncredited)
  • Kanye West known as MTV Host (uncredited)
  • Hannah Westerfield known as Child of Young Family (uncredited)
  • Luke Westerfield known as Child of Young Family (uncredited)
  • Tony Westerfield known as Dad of Young Family (uncredited)
  • Kelli Wilcoxen known as Nurse (uncredited)
  • Amanda Q Williams known as Swanky Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Nickolas Wolf known as Science Fair Kid (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Lance Aldredge known as hair stylist
  • Stephanie Barnes known as additional makeup artist
  • Bridget Cook known as department head hairstylist
  • Amber Crowe known as additional makeup artist
  • Lawrence Davis known as hair stylist
  • Vanessa Davis known as assistant hair stylist
  • Kimberly Jones known as makeup artist
  • Katie Kilkenny known as key makeup artist: San Diego
  • Micah Laine known as makeup artist
  • Sarah Mays known as third makeup artist
  • Bernadette Mazur known as makeup department head
  • Breanne McNally known as key hairstylist: San Diego
  • Paul Molnar known as makeup artist
  • Monty Schuth known as key hair stylist
  • Aida Scuffle known as makeup artist
  • Keitric Starks known as makeup artist
  • Colleen Wheeler known as assistant hair stylist
  • Joani Yarbrough known as hair stylist

Art Department:

  • Rose Ashikyan known as props
  • Todd Bennett known as plaster foreman
  • Aprile Lanza Boettcher known as composite artist
  • Danny Brown known as set designer
  • Richard Brunton known as leadman
  • Robert Bullock Jr. known as propmaker
  • Sam Carter known as set dresser
  • Cristina Lucia Cesari known as buyer
  • John R. Elliott known as construction coordinator (as John Elliott)
  • Zachary Fannin known as graphic designer
  • Zachary Fannin known as prop graphics
  • Jared Fleury known as props
  • Carol Francoso known as on set painter
  • Toniet Gallego known as prop person
  • Seth Gardner known as stage foreman
  • Alex Hill known as storyboard artist (as Alex Hillkurtz)
  • Jessica Jackson known as art department
  • Mark Keever known as set dresser gang boss
  • Chelsea Leonowicz known as set decoration coordinator
  • Eddy Mayer known as storyboard artist
  • Brooke McBryde known as construction medic
  • Alex McCarroll known as set designer
  • Mark Nave known as propmaker
  • Tripp Norton known as on set dresser
  • Vera Smith known as set decoration buyer
  • Ann Stacy known as lead scenic
  • Craig Stanley known as artist
  • Adam Tankell known as graphic designer
  • John Thomason known as set painter
  • William Thompson known as scenic industrial
  • Cedar Valentine known as art department coordinator
  • Steven David Walton known as set dresser
  • Jerry West known as greensman
  • Nina A. White known as art department assistant (as Nina Arbulu White)
  • Elaina Winter known as set dresser
  • Lisa Yeiser known as graphic designer

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Paramount Pictures (presents)
  • Apatow Productions
  • Gary Sanchez Productions

Other Companies:

  • Animal Actors Sweet Sunshine  animals
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera car (uncredited)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes (uncredited)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies (uncredited)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  hydrascope telescoping crane arm (uncredited)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  stabilized remote camera systems (uncredited)
  • Company 3  digital intermediate
  • Global Protective Services  security services
  • Lightnin' Production Rentals  transportation equipment
  • Republic Records  soundtrack
  • Sessions Payroll Management  extras payroll services
  • Sync OnSet  continuity software
  • Zuccarini Watershot  underwater camera housing equipment (uncredited)

Distributors:

  • Paramount Pictures (2013) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Pictures Entertainment (2013) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Pictures (2014) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Pictures (2014) (France) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Pictures (2013) (UK) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2014) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2014) (Netherlands) (theatrical)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Lola Visual Effects

Visual Effects by:

  • Drew Beekler known as compositor
  • Dan Bollwerk known as visual effects artist
  • Robin T. Brown known as compositor
  • Robert J. Bruce known as compositor
  • Wilson Cameron known as visual effects producer
  • Zac Campbell known as digital compositor
  • Alex Cheparev known as asset lead
  • Ryan Cunningham known as visual effects coordinator
  • Christopher DeVito known as cg animator/rigger
  • Wes Dorough known as data wrangler
  • Mike Elizalde known as creature effects
  • Joshua Frankel known as previs supervisor
  • Jep Hill known as CG supervisor
  • Timothy Hoffman known as senior look development and lighting artist
  • da Suel Kim known as visual effects artist
  • Franz Kol known as digital compositor
  • Lenz Kol known as digital compositor
  • Randy Krueger known as digital compositor
  • Gong Myung Lee known as CG supervisor
  • Dave Levine known as flame artist: Lola VFX
  • Mark Lieberman known as lead paint & roto artist
  • Tim Llewellyn known as compositing supervisor (Mr X Gotham)
  • Nicole Lynch known as visual effects producer: Mr. X Gotham
  • Erin W. Nash known as digital compositor
  • Ken Nielsen known as digital compositor
  • Thomas Nittmann known as visual effects producer: Lola Visual Effects
  • Robert Olsson known as visual effects artist
  • Jennifer Ramos known as visual effects coordinator
  • Eric J. Robertson known as visual effects supervisor
  • Justin Rogers-CdeBaca known as visual effects production assistant
  • Alek Vacura known as modeler
  • Edson Williams known as visual effects supervisor: Lola Visual Effects

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, drug use, language and comic violence (cut version)

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database


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10 Comments

  1. cookyman11 from United States
    05 Mar 2014, 6:00 pm

    The best part of this movie was Kanye Wests cameo. And I don't evenlike Kanye. I know this movie is supposed to be over the top. I was abig fan of the first anchorman. But this was awful. I would've walkedout 30 minutes in if I was not with a group of people. Turns out wewere all thinking the same thing when we talked afterward. The jokesare horrible. About 10 minutes in enough jokes missed that I knew thismovie was off. There were very few likable characters. Brick wasrepulsive this time around. His scenes were painful to watch. The finalscene with the battle royal was horrible. It wasn't funny and was drawnout too long. There was about 10 different news crews each withcelebrity cameos that all missed. Oh, and Harrison Ford turned into awerewolf. I'm not kidding. I can take a joke, and love the humor of thelikes of this comedy crew in general but there really is no reason towatch this movie. The first one had tons of quotable lines. This one,nothing. And it was about 45 minutes too long. A punishing movie towatch.

  2. DjangoLand from United Kingdom
    05 Mar 2014, 6:00 pm

    I still remember the feeling; that aura of anticipation that i feltwhen the announcement was made. Anchorman 2 was in production. Finally,big Ron was on his way back!!! The magical news team where going to begracing the big screen and i couldn't have been any more excited.

    The first film was very close to comedic perfection; it had everythingthat was needed and much like any film that you thoroughly enjoy youwant to see more, but in the back of your mind you don't want the filmto become tainted.

    And although this film has it's droves of fans, for me it wasincredibly disappointing. They took it too far. The stupidity in thefirst film was perfectly balanced. It was funny. This however was overthe top. There are certain scenes that are very uncomfortable to watchas they try so hard to make you laugh. And as the ridiculousnessaccelerated, my gut began to churn and any smile that wanted to forceit's way out to stay loyal to the first film was obliterated and allthat was left was me,- insert summary here -.

    Disappointment is too feeble of an explanation to how gutted i was atthe way this film played out. So much of the first film wasregurgitated. First couple of carbon copy moments i tried to ignore andenjoy but it eventually became so obvious and so desperate. Thecontinual "by the beard of…", like quotations from Ron was tedious.And the shark….well i'll let you see that farcical moment foryourselves.

    I tried, i really tried to enjoy this film, and yes, it had it's fairshare of moments that made me laugh, but it is nothing more than amoneymaker. And it will do it's job. But that doesn't stop it frombeing a massive let down. Sequels tend to work when they are planned,not when they are demanded.

  3. Jason M. Rothman (jasonrothman@yahoo.com) from Philadelphia, PA
    05 Mar 2014, 6:00 pm

    We all know sequels are usually not as good as the original. But thisis especially true when it comes to comedy sequels. A joke just isn'tas funny the second time you hear it. Anchorman 2: The LegendContinues, proves the exception to the rule.

    While the first film began as a send-up of local TV news in the '70s(and broadened out from there to include surreal battles with grizzlybears), the second installment starts as a parody of the early days ofcable news. It picks up where the 2004 original left off, with RonBurgundy (Will Ferrell) and wife Veronica Corningstone (ChristinaApplegate) anchoring a network newscast. When he's suddenly fired, andhis wife is simultaneously promoted, Ron goes into a tailspin and landsback in San Diego as the emcee at a Sea World-like attraction. An offerfrom a start-up 24-hour news channel prompts him to get back in thenews business, and he sets out to reassemble his old team: reporterBrian Fantana (Paul Rudd), sports anchor Champ Kind (David Koechner)and weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carell).

    Ferrell and his co-writer (and frequent collaborator) Adam McKay — whoalso directs the movie — don't just recycle old jokes from the firstfilm. Instead, they explore new comedic territory. We get to see howRon behaves as a father as he tries to reconnect with his son followinghis split from Veronica. (Hint: it doesn't go smoothly.) There's also agreat subplot this time around for Carell, as his dimwitted characterfinds love with an equally brainless co-worker (Kristen Wiig).

    Ferrell and McKay also find much to parody when it comes to Ron's newmedium. In one sequence, Burgundy – in a single hour-long newscast –invents every bad cable news cliché. Like the original, however,Anchorman 2 is not merely a news satire. It spends most of its timegoing off in several funny, unpredictable directions. I won't spoil anyof the laughs or surprises, but two-thirds of the way through there's atwist that's not just out of left field, it's out of the parking lotbehind the bleachers. You won't see it coming.

    Anchorman 2 is one of the finest examples of absurdist comedy since,well, the first Anchorman movie. There are moments so hilariouslybizarre, they would make the Monty Python troupe proud. It took nineyears to bring this sequel to the screen. It was definitely worth thewait.

  4. heykyleinsf from United States
    05 Mar 2014, 6:00 pm

    I first want to say, the original was a classic comedy to me, I wasexcited for this since becoming aware of a sequel last summer. An hourin to the movie, I realized the plot (which really wasn't all thatnecessary) wasn't going to save the movie from a lack of originality.The characters are the same only more caricatures of themselves(especially Steve Carrell's part). At the end of it, it felt like ahigh school reunion with people you realize were more sad thanendearingly dorky. Will Farrell over acted. The Sea World bit wasespecially difficult, I guess it was supposed to be funny about a guythat never really had anything losing everything, I just didn't find itanything but lost. It totally magnified the movie for what it was.. are-run of a cheap and overblown sitcom movie.

    It should have been left well alone while it was nostalgic in the firstmovie.. the sequel more than outlived it's welcome.

  5. Jack Banister from United States
    05 Mar 2014, 6:00 pm

    **Before I write my review, I want to make it known that I went intoAnchorman 2 expecting over the topness, funny one liners, plenty ofgags, and generally having low expectations given the trailers and overadvertisement.**

    Despite having already low expectations, I was STILL disappointed.

    Happy Days coined the term "jumping the shark," generally used for atelevision show that is declining in quality and attempts to use anoutrageous plot device to keep viewer's interest. Anchorman 2 has notonly jumped the shark, but it has given us a modern update to thatterm, "Bottle Feeding the shark." Not wanting to believe the moviecould be so atrocious, I am actually trying to convince myself theshark feeding sequence was the film poking fun at itself and realizingit was terrible. If that was the case, it's a hilarious satiricalmovie. If not, it's a steaming pile of dung, which I suspect is thecase.

    THE GOOD:

    – The celebrity cameos were mildly, and I mean very mildly entertainingbut they came far too late to save the movie.

    – A few laugh out loud sequences (the first 30 minutes).

    – Ummmmm….Nothing else really. :/

    THE BAD:

    – Just not a funny movie despite trying so hard. Forced humor and atruly awful script written by Will Ferrell. It seems like Will Ferrellsat in a focus group of adolescent males aged 12-17 and put whateverthey deemed "funny" into his script. Plenty of penis and vagina jokesfor you potty humor enthusiasts out there!

    – The black jokes and black dinner sequence were clichéd and boring.Everyone has heard a white person or comedian imitate a black personthousands of times and seeing Will Ferrell do it is not much funnier.I'm not easily offended, but more easily offended people would feeluncomfortable with these scenes in the movie.

    – No quotable quotes. Anyone who saw Anchorman #1 can at LEAST rattleoff a, "Stay Classy San Diego," or a "60% of the time it works everytime." quote. No such luck here; there are no memorable quotes orsayings in this one. There was also a feeble attempt to recreate the"sex panther" scene with Brian's secret drawer, but it was forced andstupid. You can bet that there will be a product line of Anchormancondoms coming out though as a result…

    – The film randomly tried to get serious with its whole, "The Americanpeople deserve the truth, etc." line at the end. I agree with thesentiment, but it was poorly placed in the movie and came off as aforced message.

    – Bad script, unfunny characters, and the same tired situations arebasically what sunk this film. Nothing good about it in all honesty.

    THE UGLY:

    – Brick aka Steve Carell. Straight up. He was tolerable in the firstfilm because his randomness was well timed and just so out of the bluethat all you could do was laugh. In the sequel it is flat out annoying.I have never felt so much disdain for a fictional character in my life.From the first "death" scene to the last "marriage" scene I despisedevery second of Steve Carell's screen time. Whoever thought to giveBrick a love interest should be exiled from film making and possiblyplanet earth for all of eternity. I guess it was their poor attempt togive Brick's character another dimension other than just seeming like aretard the whole time. Ugh, his love interest was a mix of Brick andKristen Wiig's character from Bridesmaids. To sum it up a combo ofawkward and ANNOYING.

    If it weren't for Brick being reintroduced in this film, I'd probablygive it 4 MAYBE even 5 stars, but I actually felt mentally abused byhow annoying his character was. Long story short, I could probablywrite a novel on how awful this film was, but this review satisfies myneed to vent. If you value your time and don't want to waste it, do NOTsee this film. If you must see it; Don't waste $10 or even a matinéeadmission price on this garbage, just red box it.

  6. Mcjoe1614 from United Kingdom
    05 Mar 2014, 6:00 pm

    Anchorman was and still is one of my favourite movies. It's quirky,quotable and clever. However , the sorry sequel that I watched todaydidn't have the same effect.

    I don't know whether it was the 9 year hiatus between the movies or thejuvenile script but it just didn't have the same feel to it that thefirst one did. The jokes were dirtier and more inappropriate which thefirst one abstained from…this was what I liked about the firstAnchorman. It created its own agenda without converting to the normalformats we're used to in an American comedy. This sequel diminishesthat agenda entirely.

    It's not all bad though. There are some trademark Anchorman momentsthat will bring a smile to the face and some genuinely ingeniousdialogue. When I think of the best parts of this movie, I immediatelythink of the scene in the camper van and Ron's passionate separationfrom pet shark 'doge'. There was an even bigger celebrity packed fightin here as well. Although this is a homage to the original..it actuallyslightly downgrades it for me..it becomes rather stupid ( I mean…Iprefer Brick and a hand grenade to Brick with a gun from the future.And did I mention Harrison ford's turn into a werewolf? ).

    However, the sad truth is that these moments are in the minority. Themovie shows the evolution of Burgundy and his news team and the truthis…I don't like what it's evolved into. Ron's humour is much moresimple and less quotable, champ kind and Brian fantana have underplayedparts (and the parts they do have aren't particularly funny). Brick, tobe fair, is on form here and I'd say 80 % of laughs I had in this moviewere from Brick. I am not sorry I saw this film, but at the same time Idon't think I will watch it again.

    If your out to have a good time, you will probably have it withAnchorman 2. It's just that considering the talent they had…thecountless A listers …the result is ultimately a disappointment.

  7. scott_thompson7454 from London, England
    05 Mar 2014, 6:00 pm

    That was the first thing I said as I left the cinema. Was that the bestthey could come up with after all these years? I'm a huge Anchormanfan, but whereas the first one felt fresh and to the point, this one isflabby and overlong. It's not terrible and it did make me laugh a fewtimes, but I expected so much more. The 24 hour news channel is a goodhook on which to hang the gags and setpieces but unfortunately Ferrelland McKay don't seem to know what to do with it, so they settle forrecycling material from the original. By way of example, the mahoosivenews reader fight scene from Anchorman is repeated here; the first timearound it was funny and surprising, this time it's lazy and stuffedfull of tedious cameos by Will Ferrell's showbiz mates. So much wrongwith this film: sidelining Veronica Corningstone; not enough Baxter; asubplot in which Brick gets a girlfriend, no laughs there, it's justodd and creepy; pointless roles for Harrison Ford and Greg Kinnear; arecurring thread of racial humour that is cringeworthy at best and atworst offensive. All of which leaves you asking: why, Ron Burgundy,why?!?

  8. leonhart35 from United Kingdom
    05 Mar 2014, 6:00 pm

    Of all the things I expected to feel when I walked out of the cinemaafter seeing this film, disgusted that I paid money to watch it was notone of them.

    No effort has been made to actually make this film any good, or anyactual sequel to the first. The writers have just crammed it with asmuch stuff as they could that made the first film so brilliant, and allthey succeeded in doing was making it an overblown, awkward film thatleaves you knowing that during every seen they're just trying to forcea laugh out of you. Its also been a long time that I was so consciouslyaware that the actors are just performing lines for a camera, there'snothing natural about any of them. It all feels painfully scripted, allthe one liners blatantly placed just to drag a laugh kicking andscreaming from your lips.

    The last 45 minutes goes off on such a bizarre tangent I honestly hadno idea what the hell was going on or what the purpose of any of itwas.

    Truly disappointed with this film, and incredibly annoyed by theknowledge that it'll be a box office smash purely because the first oneis such a legendary film.

  9. sarconus
    05 Mar 2014, 6:00 pm

    This was one of the worst movies I have watched in quite sometime.Thefist movie was fantastic and I still quote it to this day…

    Sadly they played the dumb card the entire movie. Only funny parts wereraciest. They couldn't make up their mind on what they wanted to dowith this movie and brought in elements from the first that shouldn'thave been touched.

    Sorry this was a waste of time and money. The first movie will foreverlive in glory but this one will pass away.

    If you loved the fist movie I would recommend waiting for DVD or justpass this one.

  10. mlansdon
    05 Mar 2014, 6:00 pm

    I loved the first anchorman. This one was not good at all. The scriptwas awful and the humor seemed to be reaching and contrived.

    I cant really put it into words other than it was disappointing andreally its just not a good movie and maybe the worst I have ever seen.

    The best scenes were the trailers. Steve Cantrell had a few goodmoments but the "love" scene was basically just odd. I kept findingmyself thinking this is either the oddest or worst movie I ever viewed.

    The quasi news team fight rumble scene had good cameos but the writingand material was just bad. whoever did the writing should have splurgedand gotten better writers ..not sure that would have helped this movie.

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