Will Ferrell returns to the role of Ron Burgundy in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which finds the popular San Diego television newsman pulling up stakes with co-host Veronica (Christina Applegate), his intrepid reporter Brian (Paul Rudd), overenthusiastic sports reporter Champ (David Koechner), and imbecilic weatherman Brick (Steve Carell) in order to move to New York City and launch the first ever 24-hour news network. Adam McKay, who directed the original, returns as well to helm this comedy.~Perry Seibert
We bought this for our son, he is a huge Will Farrell fan. He enjoyed watching this movie several times the week we bought it!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Don't expect the first one, but see this film.
Try to get the 763 new jokes version with the blu-ray, dvd and hd digital copy. It's a great value! It hits home on how outrageous of this film is. Beware that it doesn't flow anywhere like the 1st film does. It's a good time and laughs but don't take it too serious. Almost 2.5 hrs long and full of comedy.
Seven years after capturing the heart of co-anchor Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), newsman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is offered the chance of a lifetime: a spot on the world's first 24-hour global cable news network. Ron quickly assembles his team: Champ Kind (David Koechner), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and Brick Tamland (Steve Carell). Challenged by his tough female boss, a network owner and a popular anchor, Ron and his pals must find their own way to the top of the ratings
Actually, I'm not even mad... That's impressive...
It took its sweet time, but there is finally a sequel to the cult classic Anchorman, and it actually stands up toe to toe with the first film. Filled with the original cast, not missing a beat in the 9 year span, funny script and directed really well, this is actually worth your time and guaranteed to make you laugh and fall in love again with the characters, or at least a lamp. The PQ sourced from a digital shoot is very impressive with loads of detail in the sets, costumes and actors and very sunny scenes to follow through with the original look of the first film to great effect. The AQ is as equally impressive, with certain scenes with nice bass, surround use and accurate dialogue heard throughout. Following through with the first film, there are tons of extras to spelunk through, including 3 different cuts of the film, spread over this 3-disc set. Disc one holds the Theatrical cut and Extended cut with the commentary with cast and crew, one featurette, 7 different sets of outtakes and alternate lines, and multiple sets of table reads. Disc two holds the Super Sized cut of the film, four featurettes, deleted and extended scenes, Pre-visualizations, audition tapes, music video and multiple trailers finishing off disc 2. Disc 3 is just the featureless DVD of the theatrical cut only and a UV code rounding off this amazing Blu Ray disc. All in all, this is a huge recommendation with hours and hours of extras, multiple cuts of the film, amazing picture and sound make for just an awesome time.
Ever been out with friends and just had a really great time, and then the next week or month or whenever you all get back together again, you try to do the same thing again? You may still have fun, but it just isn't as fun as that one magical time. That is how I feel about Anchorman 2. It was great to see the cast together, and it sure seemed like they were having a good time, but it just wasn't as magical (and quotable) as the first time. It was a decent effort nonetheless, and it certainly had some good laughs, but it just didn't live up to the very high enjoyment I had of the first film. Nonetheless, I would recommend it as a general comedy, and likely if you enjoyed the first one, you already watched this anyway.
It took 10 years to make a sequel to the nearly perfect Anchorman 1, and while this movie is funny and has a LOT of memorable one liners, it just doesn't stack up to the first one. At one point in the film, Ron Burgundy gets injured and the whole pace on the film just gets tossed out the window. After that brief 15 minute interlude, the film gets back on track and finishes strong with lots of great cameos. Surprisingly Steve Carrel and Kristin Wig make the film worse, not better, but the rest of the cast is solid. Getting the regular versions and 2 extended versions in 1 package is pretty great too. Loads of DVD extras as well. If you're a huge Will Ferrell or Anchorman fan, buy it, otherwise a rental would suffice.
Quite funny, especially during the first half of the film, but the second half sort of drags. If you are a fan of the first anchorman though, I don't see why you would completely dislike this. If you didn't like the first, there's no reason for you to like the second.
The best version probably is the Extra long R-rated one, though there are some great things that are different in the Unrated. If you already think the film is too long though, the R-rated one probably isn't for you.
If you are a fan of Brick Tamaland you will probably like this one. He has alot more screentime. If you don't like him, you might just roll your eyes out of your head even more than you would normally.
Cable news shows have become, besides a place for real news, a place for entertainment, as taken to the extreme on the comedy news channels of today. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues combines these real news shows with comedy news by telling the story of GNN, a fictitious 24-hour cable news channel, from an over-the-top comedy point of view. This is a very good sequel to the original Anchorman. Anyone that is a fan of the first movie will not be disappointed with adding this blu-ray to their movie collection. I purchased this movie on it's release date and received 100 bonus points from Best Buy.