I really, really like Anchorman. It’s probably one of my favourite films. Heck, just the other day I bought a 70s news anchor (yes, that’s a tiny Ron Burgundy to you and I. Legalities, innit.) LEGO Minifig from America. I’ve watched the film countless times and it’s what first introduced me to the hilarious chap that is Will Ferrell.
There’s very little of his work that won’t have me in proper stitches. I mean it gets a tad ridic and sometimes a little laughter snort creeps out of my hooter.
Then there’s Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
Don’t get me wrong; it’s a pretty brilliant film with an incredible cast (just wait until near the end and you’ll see what I’m talking about). But there’s just something that doesn’t sit right with me and I have no idea what it is. Set 10 years after the original, it’s the story of how things once again go tits up for Burgundy, some magical redemption happens and everyone loves him. This is a standard Ferrell film.
But this time it wasn’t all about Burgundy. Everyone had a bigger role to play. And by everyone, I’m talking about Brick. The I Love Lamp guy finally got his moment to go absolutely nuts and he kinda doesn’t disappoint. I’d go as far to say he almost steals the show. He’s the loveable moron after all and you’d have to be dead inside not to have a little thing for him.
Brian Fantana gets his moments too. Gone are the days of Sex Panther. He’s now all about the condoms, pussy photography and y-fronts (he was always about the y-fronts but now it’s more… prominent).
Then there’s Champ Kind. No one really cares about him. Sorry Mr.
That aside, this is the most disjointed film you will ever seen. This is the Anchorman charm, but my God it jumps around left, right and centre. You wanna know what’s happening? Tough titties. Make sure you’re fully awake, switched on and you might stand a chance.
It will make you laugh but you’ll have no bloody idea why.
It will make you cringe whilst mid laugh.
It will make you question what you find funny and whether you’re actually 12.
It will make you want to watch it again. Maybe just watch it 3 times back to back.
- Typical Will Ferrell film
- More Anchorman top bants
- Awesome cast
- The trident is back
- It’s kinda long. Longer that I had planned to be awake for.
- You’ll have no idea what the hell is going on. But maybe that’s a pro.
In a nutshell, the jokes are just as crude, the story is just as loose as the original and you’ll have a mega chuckle throughout. This film is by no means a masterpiece, but it will be another Will Ferrell classic. Go see it. You will love it but you’ll have no idea why.