Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Adam McKay, 2013) Review



Plot: Ron Burgundy moves from San Diego to New York to headline the worlds first 24 hour news station.

Review: Proving the rule is true “You can’t make a good comedy sequel”. From The Hangover 2 (& 3) back to Caddyshack 2 and Ghostbusters 2 you just can’t repeat the same jokes and make an enjoyable film. As much as I loved the original upon a recent screening I realized that it wasn’t that great either. Will Ferrell has been great in Zoolander and even Step Brothers however his character Ron Burgandy is rather flat and one-dimensional. He’s a womanizer, a drinker and a sexist – the quintessential man of the 60s and 70s. This shtick gets old pretty quick. His sidekicks Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), Champ Kind (David Koechner) and Brick Tamland (Steve Carrell) fair better with their material and add a lot of laughs to proceedings. Anchorman 2 brings everyone back but can’t spark the same magic as the first as the characters plod along in an overlong plot about Ron moving on to working at Global News. Nothing is memorable and you will forget everything you saw by the time you walk back to your car from the cinema or hit stop on your remote. Not recommended.

Rating: 1 Star

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