Sound Off: 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
December 18, 2013
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? It's Kind of a Big Deal. They're back for more! Now in theaters is the long-awaited sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, following up the hilarious 2004 comedy Anchorman. Will Ferrell returns as Ron Burgundy and brings back the entire news team: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner, along with Christina Applegate. They also encounter newcomers Meagan Good, James Marsden and Kristen Wiig. How is this sequel? Better than the first or at least as good? Funny or not? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Anchorman 2.
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To kick start the discussion, I love Anchorman, but I do not love Anchorman 2. Now, I will say it's a good movie, but it's also f*cking nuts, like off its rocker. The places it goes in the story, especially with Burgundy's temporary fate at the lighthouse, plus all the crazy racism with his partner Linda Jackson, it was all just too much. Too crazy. It had some hilarious moments, I'll give it that, but just didn't feel as memorable as the first Anchorman. Then again, comparisons aside, it's still an entertaining movie on its own, running over 2 hours and feeling a tad too long but not without some great laughs throughout. I wish it wasn't all of the big cameos in that one scene alone, but there are a few other good ones. Maybe I need to see it again sometime.
So what did you think of Adam McKay's Anchorman 2? A hilarious sequel, or racist disaster?
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