Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy


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With the 1970s behind them, San Diego's top-rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York City's first twenty-four-hour news channel by storm.


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26 December 2013 | scott_thompson7454
5
| Was that it?
That was the first thing I said as I left the cinema. Was that the best they could come up with after all these years? I'm a huge Anchorman fan, but whereas the first one felt fresh and to the point, this one is flabby and overlong. It's not terrible and it did make me laugh a few times, but I expected so much more. The 24 hour news channel is a good hook on which to hang the gags and setpieces but unfortunately Ferrell and McKay don't seem to know what to do with it, so they settle for recycling material from the original. By way of example, the mahoosive news reader fight scene from Anchorman is repeated here; the first time around it was funny and surprising, this time it's lazy and stuffed full of tedious cameos by Will Ferrell's showbiz mates. So much wrong with this film: sidelining Veronica Corningstone; not enough Baxter; a subplot in which Brick gets a girlfriend, no laughs there, it's just odd and creepy; pointless roles for Harrison Ford and Greg Kinnear; a recurring thread of racial humour that is cringeworthy at best and at worst offensive. All of which leaves you asking: why, Ron Burgundy, why?!?

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Did You Know?

Trivia

As the ghost of General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson.


Quotes

Walter Burgundy: Goodbye Doby. I hope you eat lots of fish and people.


Goofs

Brick states "I ain't 'fraida no ghost", and is smiling and winking when he does it, so he is clearly seen to be referencing the theme song from Ghostbusters. Anchorman 2 is set in 1980, yet Ghostbusters was not released until 1984.


Crazy Credits

In the "Super Sized R-Rated Version", there is an additional scene after the end credits with Brian Fantana and Champ Kind in a bar trying to pickup some girls while talking dirty to them.


Alternate Versions

Five different cuts of the film exist, which was specially prepared for certain territories:

  • The US Theatrical Version (running for around 119 mins)
  • The UK/Australian Theatrical Version (running for around 118.5 mins)
  • The International Theatrical Version (running for around 113 mins)
  • The Extended Version (running for around 123 mins)
  • The Super-Size Version (running for around 143 mins)
The US Theatrical Version version does not appear on any Blu-ray releases outside of the United States. Similarly, the UK/Australian Theatrical Version is only available on Blu-ray in those two territories. Non-US and non-UK home video releases include only the International Theatrical Version, although the UK and Australia editions also include the Super-Size Version.


Soundtracks

Feels So Good
Written & Performed by
Chuck Mangione
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,232,425 22 December 2013

Gross USA:

$127,352,707

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$173,649,931

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