It has been a long time coming and it is finally here! “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” has arrived with a wave of hype. It is a sequel to a now classic comedy from way back in 2004. When “Anchorman” debuted all those years ago it found moderate success in theatres and big success on home video. I still quote that film and re-watch it to this day. The sequel is not quite as memorable but is just about as funny.
Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner return to join the world’s first 24 hours news network. Basically they do a parody of CNN and Fox News, which are hilarious to watch in their own right.
When we catch up with Burgundy he has just lost his dream job to his wife Veronica, who has left him after his selfish reaction. He has not seen their son in a few months. He is down and out, working a dead end job at sea world. This is when he is discovered by a recruiter for GNN. He takes the job and immediately recruits his old news team to try and make a splash in New York. This results in some outrageous laughs when they realize if they make the news entertaining and stupid, then their ratings will sky rocket. I especially laughed my ass off when the team hears the new fad on the streets is to smoke crack and decide to try it on the air. “Oh you feel that right away” say Burgundy as he takes a hit from a pipe.
If you loved the first “Anchorman” then there is no reason you should not see this in theatres. It is mostly funny and some times hysterical. Ferrell and his cohorts look a little older but their humour have not skipped a beat. I certainly hope that this is not the final chapter in the life of Ron Burgundy.