anchorman 2: the legend continues – to deliver the absurd

I finally got to see Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.  If you’ve seen the first movie, you’ve basically seen this movie, Ron Burgundy and his newsteam deliver the news and get in to hijinks, it’s Will Ferrell doing what Will Ferrell does.

The good; they’re back!  They’re all here.  We get the newsteam re-assembled, it feels like no time has past.  The music is great, really takes me back.

The jokes and humor are there, and we actually get a bit of social commentary this time, say whaaaat?  Yeah that’s right.

Not to spoil it, but we do actually top something from the first movie.

The bad; there’s something missing, I can’t quite put my finger on it, but all the ingredients are there… it’s something I should love through and through.  Yet at the end I felt unsatisfied.  It could be that it was too much like the first film that I’m left with wanting more.

It’s always difficult when your starting point involves a protagonist (who’s basically mentally challenged) with similar friends who do and say anything they want, this includes time and space.  They ended the first movie on top, it was very difficult to build from that.

Overall, it’s worth a rental.  If you like Will Ferrell, then by all means see it.  But there’s something missing from the recipe that left me wanting a mid-night snack.  Don’t get me wrong, the bits are funny, I was laughing throughout the movie, I guess I just wanted more.

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