“I like the way your hair looks like wet popcorn” Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

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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.

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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.

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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.

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12 thoughts on ““I like the way your hair looks like wet popcorn” Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

  1. benjoy93 January 7, 2014 at 6:46 pm Reply

    Great review. I totally agree, I don’t think the reviews it has been getting are fair, it seems like people were expecting it to be what it never was going to. I’ve seen people criticise it for having the opportunity to challenge the social issues at the time but not doing so … that was never going to be the case, because that just isn’t the purpose of the film. I for one also loved it, saw it twice in fact, and laughed all the way through both times!

    • myreelpov January 8, 2014 at 10:33 am Reply

      I am glad you enjoyed it! And wow someone actually said that?? I think said person need to get ones foot out of ones bottom, just enjoy it for what it is! Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

      • benjoy93 January 8, 2014 at 1:49 pm

        I know right, some people need to get a grab, and manage their expectations! I can’t wait for the DVD to see the scenes that didn’t make the cut!

  2. GaryLee828 January 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm Reply

    It was quite underwhelming, but still had some funny moments, nonetheless. The fight scene could have been a classic had they actually written-out a sequence instead of merely settling for a string of celebrity introductions; especially with the current popularity of The Hunger Games, they could have spoofed the heck out of that. The fight scene had a lot of promise, but was a major letdown. Then the movie abruptly ended. Like I said it had some funny moments, and I liked it fine, but with a little more attention to detail in the script this could have been really good. They didn’t utilize NYC as a character of the film as they did San Diego in the original; that was also another opportunity missed. And Brian Fantana hardly existed here, and his character could have had some humorous moments in a city like NY.

  3. Tom January 7, 2014 at 7:06 pm Reply

    Excellent review, that’s precisely how I feel about it. The criticism lodged against this film seems a little futile; it’s not a production hell-bent on going for Oscar noms haha.

    • myreelpov January 8, 2014 at 10:34 am Reply

      Well exactly! Well said haha!

  4. CMrok93 January 7, 2014 at 10:50 pm Reply

    Good review. Can’t go wrong with the first movie at all, but this one’s fine as is. Not hilarious, but still plenty funny regardless.

    • myreelpov January 8, 2014 at 10:35 am Reply

      Can’t expect anything amazing when the first was a grower anyway – I enjoyed it. Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

  5. keith7198 January 8, 2014 at 12:16 am Reply

    Really nice review. Didn’t care for the first film at all. It seemed to drill its central joke into the ground and became tiresome after a while. I have been tempted to give this one a chance though.

    • myreelpov January 8, 2014 at 10:36 am Reply

      Well if you didn’t like the first one I KNOW you are not going to enjoy the second!

  6. Terry Malloy's Pigeon Coop January 8, 2014 at 11:41 am Reply

    Nice review! I laughed in places but thought some of the jokes missed their mark. That whole part with the lighthouse could easily have been cut out too, it was just weird!

    • myreelpov January 8, 2014 at 12:37 pm Reply

      Yes that was very strange but then again the whole film is weird and although usually I wouldn’t enjoy such outrageous comedy, I found the whole film very entertaining. Even the shark… and that was a step too far! Haha!

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