If stupid on the same level it’s always been on appeals to you, then so will 2013’s “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”. Now, this isn’t to say it was completely terrible (though…it was), but it certainly doesn’t differ enough from the first film.
Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) had it all, but quickly and tragically lost it when he was fired and his wife got promoted. Full of jealousy, he leaves his wife and son. Six months later he is struggling to hold a job and is finally offered one at GNN, a 24 hour news network. Ron assembles the old crew again consisting of Champ Kind (David Koechner), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), and Brick Tamland (Steve Carell). Together the crew fights for the best ratings and earn themselves prime time, giving people news that is more entertaining to listen to. How long can they hold their spot at the top?
Evaluation: I wasn’t impressed with the movie and I am incredibly astonished at the 75% Rotten Tomatoes rating. That site has to be the best place to go if you like to see bad movies glorified and good movies shit on.
This film hits and misses with it’s “dumb humor”. Some parts really had me going, and other parts had me pissed for wasting my time with the 2 hour flick. Of course the cast members are really all good actors, but putting them together for such adolescent comedy yet again, just wasn’t the best idea. The film lacks everything it should have been.
What we have here then, is a movie I don’t plan on watching again. It will be wiped from my memory completely over the coming weeks just as the first one was. There is certainly no educational value to the film, the humor is “iffy”, and the plot alone is just dull without the appropriate accompanying humor. As humans we learn to talk as babies through listening to adults around us talk. As we go through our lives we continue to build our vocabularies and don’t forget how to talk because we constantly hear others talking. The most this film can offer you is two hours of talking, to help you yourself continue to keep your hold on the art of human communication. Other than that, I’m not sure what it’s good for.
Total Abstract Rating: 60% I wasn’t impressed, but enough people out there found something to like about it.
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