Starring: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd
Director: Adam McKay
Running Time: 119 mins
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is an American film and the sequel to Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy. After falling out of fame, Ron Burgundy and the news team return. This time to New York, where they are to broadcast a newer, bigger, burgundy-er 24 hour news channel.
Yes! The long-awaited sequel is finally here, and I have to thank the lord that it was still brilliant! As you can probably tell, I’m a massive fan of Anchorman, and I was fretting that this sequel would be a serious letdown, full of repeated jokes and a terrible plot.
Luckily, though, the comedy in this film was still absolutely fantastic. Taking the completely farcical nature of the first film, this edition made everything unbelievably stupid, and definitely as funny; there may not have been any sort of plot, but it’s a farce, so it didn’t need any structure to be truly entertaining.
Of course, there were some disappointments, like some scenes going on for a bit too long, quite an annoying major twist in the middle of the movie, and yes, quite a lot of repeated jokes.
Nonetheless, the addition of new characters and setting the film in New York made it all seem much bigger, and certainly more epic, with an absolutely brilliant fight scene towards the climax of the story, making it all the more entertaining to watch.
It’s difficult to say how funny this film was, but I was so glad that I was kept laughing the whole way through, with fantastically funny, ridiculous and nonsensical comedy being the best part of this thoroughly enjoyable film, so because of that, I’ll give it an 8.4.