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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPER CREEPY AND UNORTHODOX,
Ron (Will Ferrell) gets terminated from his job and leaves his wife. He is offered a job from upstart GNN 24 hour news. He assembles his news team etc. etc. etc. The plot is not important. The film is fairly simple and it is more like a connection of skits and one liners than a real situation comedy. You could pretty much start watching the movie at any time and it...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Some sequels shouldn't even be considered...
...let alone see the light of day.

Do yourself a favor: if you consider watching this piece of humorless dreck, consider the many alternative ways to spend the 119 minutes of your life you will invest. Because no matter how old or how young you might be, there will come a time when you want those two hours back. And when it comes, you will remember the time you...
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5.0 out of 5 stars SUPER CREEPY AND UNORTHODOX,, 16 Jan 2014
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The Movie Guy "Movies from A to Z" (United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
Ron (Will Ferrell) gets terminated from his job and leaves his wife. He is offered a job from upstart GNN 24 hour news. He assembles his news team etc. etc. etc. The plot is not important. The film is fairly simple and it is more like a connection of skits and one liners than a real situation comedy. You could pretty much start watching the movie at any time and it wouldn't matter. The humor, while crude at times, was original and funny. Sure there were a few scenes I would have cut, the condom selection and racist dinner, but there were too many scenes which had me laughing out loud. Excellent support cast.

Some lines from the film:

"Bats: Chicken of the cave."
"He wanted to donate his organs before he died."
"Remember ten years from now..."
"He bottle fed and raised a shark..."

This is high caliber low brow humor. Crude and racial at times.

Parental Guide: 2 F-bombs. No nudity. Brief comical sex scene. Crude sexual talk.
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5.0 out of 5 stars laughing party, 2 Oct 2014
Quite inspired and experimental, half the jokes are not very funny but if they had not tried them we would not have had the ones that are. It seems like the actors are improvising much of the time and it is pretty impressive to see what actors of this calibre can do when given their freedom.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It was a good film. Certainly not a bad one, 12 Oct 2014
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This review is from: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
It was a good film. Certainly not a bad one. I heard this came out so I had to watch it after enjoying the first film and yeah I liked this a lot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 70s-tastic, 30 Sep 2014
This review is from: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
Every bit as funny as the original. Probably best to be wary of anyone who says otherwise, & possibly set kittens on them.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Some sequels shouldn't even be considered..., 21 Sep 2014
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This review is from: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
...let alone see the light of day.

Do yourself a favor: if you consider watching this piece of humorless dreck, consider the many alternative ways to spend the 119 minutes of your life you will invest. Because no matter how old or how young you might be, there will come a time when you want those two hours back. And when it comes, you will remember the time you sat in front of this wire-to-wire disaster of a movie with deep regret.

Few movie watchers are neutral on Will Ferrell. Usually I find his presence in a movie to yield enough self-deprecating and physically charged humor that a moderately entertaining movie experience will result. The original Anchorman movie effectively skewered the topics it took on (in a big wrapper of slapstick), and was funny enough to entice me to watch the sequel.

Big mistake. This movie contains less than 10 minutes of legitimately humorous content. Ron's old San Diego newsroom gang is recruited for the overnight shift at a newly launched 24/7 news channel, and hilarity fails to ensue. The few bright spots center on the growth of cable news and the popular iconography that results (car chases, obsession with celebrity crime, overdone graphics and utter lack of concern for facts).

The balance of this movie consists of idiotic back stories that could serve to spotlight many things in funny ways. Instead it bungles every effort as comic explorations of race, relationships, ratings, disability (yeah, really) and every other thing it takes on falls flat.

Anchorman 2 ends with an incomprehensible battle scene populated with celebrity cameos, but by then the damage is done. The principals in this have been going through the motions for nearly two hours already, and these drop ins appear to be doing the same.

If somebody you care about suggests this: do yourself and that person a favor: run away!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Two stars for the infrequent funny bits, 12 May 2014
Anchorman was great but number two is errr....a number two!
Unfunny and desperate for laughs which were either cringe-making in the bad sense or just plain not funny.
If the whole film could've been as funny as the funny bits it would've been a top film but sadly, it was just a shambles of dire jokes.
Great shame.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Just watch the first one, trust me..., 24 Jun 2014
Loved the first film so this was a HUGE disappointment. Actually couldn't sit all the way through it and I very rarely abandon films. Utterly boring, tedious and unfunny.
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3.0 out of 5 stars NOT SO MANY LAUGHS, 14 Jun 2014
thoroughly enjoyed the first film with my 14 year old son,
this however was darker , the funny stuff was there but sometimes it just wasnt that funny,
i wont put spoilers but suffice to say dinner was cringeingly bad but not funny and the lighthouse missed the mark
sorry guys! watch the fisrt one again or land of the lost or elf..............................................
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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit hit and miss, 9 Jun 2014
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Richard Morton (Bristol, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
I think fans of the original Anchorman will find enough to like about this sequel to make it worth a watch (I did). Sadly its nowhere near as fresh or consistently funny as its predecessor.

The plot (for what its worth) is largely non existent and the film has a thrown together feel to it, more like a collection of sketches. Some of it works, some of it doesn't. When it does work it can be hilarious at times. All the familiar faces are here and there are some chucklesome celebrity cameos later on.

Overall, still fun in places but not as classy.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The curse of the 2nd movie strikes again, 7 Jun 2014
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J. Richards "The Icon" (Caldicot, South Wales) - See all my reviews
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As a fan of the first movie, i was expecting more of the same. But alas it was not to be. Yes, there are plenty of scenes which do make you laugh out loud. But again, there are some which make you think "why was this even considered". And not even the cameos at the end fight from many other big named stars could really make it better. I'm not saying this is a bad movie, i laughed at many of the jokes in the film. But it could have been better.
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