By the hymen of Olivia Newton John, they’re back! And I for one am glad of it. Nooo Anchorman probably didn’t need a sequel and no it is NEVER going to live up to the original material but who doesn’t enjoy seeing this group of morons say hilarious things at each other?!
There have been many negative reviews of Anchorman 2, probably due to the hype and the endless marketing ploys stuffed down our throats… But ignoring all that annoying Hollywoodism, as a film I was highly entertained! The first Anchorman came out in 2004 but I probably didn’t see it until a good few years later when everyone suddenly realised how bloody hilarious it is. Since then I’ve seen it countless times and it has been the point of many conversations with friends years later. It is such a memorable film that it is usually a point of reference for strangers making idol conversation at a party – I only know one person who hasn’t seen it, and well, she is weird.
In the sequel, Ron is cast out of the News room once again but hope is restored when a 24 hour news channel wants him and the team on side. Ron calls to arms Brick (the simpleton), Champ (the closet gay) and Brian (the pervert) and sets off to make news history once again… Well the plot has a lot of similarities with the first film, and of course the characters haven’t really changed, aaaand there A LOT of re-hashed jokes from the original. Having said that, I loved seeing all the characters in a new scenario and the crazier it got, the funnier it became – which I really was not expecting.
The sheer amount of cameo’s in this film is pretty impressive, I wont give the game away but the homage to the fight scene in the first Anchorman will leave you surprised I am sure of it! I really enjoyed all the jokes about the era and the subtle one liners not everyone hears left me in stitches. You can really tell the cast had a brilliant time filming it and it pays off as the audience enjoy the ride too.
I wasn’t expecting much, and it is annoying when the film is criticised for being either a carbon copy of or just not as good as the first Anchorman. It wont live up to your standard if you set them too high, but my POV on Anchorman 2 is that I laughed all the way through, there are some memorable quotes and scenes and my friends enjoyed it too. You should watch it before you die, just saying.
Stay classy blog world!