ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND
D: Adam McKay
Paramount (Judd Apatow, Will Ferrell & Adam
USA 🇺🇸 2013
W: Will Ferrell & Adam McKay
DP: Oliver Wood
Ed: Brent White & Melissa Bretherton
Mus: Andrew Felterstein
Will Ferrell (Ron Burgundy), Christina Applegate (Veronica
Corningstone), Paul Rudd (Brian Fantana), Steve Carell (Brick Tamland), David Koechner (Champ Kind)
The first Anchorman film was one of the surprise hits of
2004, featuring several hilarious moments and is amongst the best works of Will Ferrell.
Inspired by a true story of a flamboyant newsreader in the
1970's. A sequel was inevitable, and, as far as sequels go, it really isn't that bad, in fact, some moments are just as funny as the first film.
Fired from his original network and separated from his
co-host wife, news anchor Ron Burgundy is struggling to hold down a job, until he is approached by a producer of an upcoming 24-hour news channel which requires his
He assembles his old crew of Brian Fantana, Champ Kind and
Brick Tamland and together they win over the ratings war by making up news they think people would want to hear (including smoking crack on air).
Meanwhile, Burgundy fights a custody battle with his
separated wife for his son and embarks on an affair with his African-American female producer, leading to a rather embarrassing dinner with her family where he speaks in racial
There are a few jokes which are more embarrassing than
they are funny, but there's more than enough good jokes to make up for that.
The film descends into a series of celebrity cameos in the
final moments and becomes all a bit silly, but if it's seriousness you're after, you wouldn't get that far into the movie.
Overall, it's not as good as the first film, but is still
a decent enough sequel and worth watching if you enjoyed the original.