Last Christmas, the long anticipated comedy sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was released in theaters. The movie brought in $26.9
million during the holiday season, coming in second right behind The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smogg. Movie-goers came back to have more nonsensical fun with the San Diego News Team. Leading with an all star cast, starring Will Ferrel and Steve Carrel, Anchorman 2 is a gut-busting film that the whole family can enjoy.
Many critics have given the movie a bad rap because of its inconsistency in plot and poor character development. While none of us are conscious of these accusations while laughing ourselves to kingdom come, looking back at the film, these points can be very easily identified. In truth, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is extremely drawn out and over the top just like its predecessor. While the film has its moments where it has its where the audience is giggling and smiling, that is all there is to the movie- moments.
It is often forgotten what makes a quality comedy film (And that is not cheap jokes and songs about Dobi). The film is not horrible, but it’s not great; the film is not hilarious, but it’s not bland either. The main problem faced with The Anchorman 2 is that the film finds no sense of balance in its entirety. McKay and Ferrel should have just abandoned after Anchorman, because it may be true that the sequel was quite funny to the 13 year old audience, for those of us who saw the prequel, it almost feels as though the second is a rendition rather and a sequel.
I give it a ** out of *****.
Story by Izaak Lux