One year from today, we get Anchorman 2


24 Responses to “One year from today, we get Anchorman 2

  1. daneyul says:

    Year-long party for a sequel to that over-rated pile of steaming mediocrity???

    Sorry, busy.

    • dculberson says:


      • Preston Sturges says:

        The crime was that a lot of talented people wasted their time on the original movie.  Every SNL alumni thinks they are Christopher Guest, and if they just get a bunch of their pals together, magic will happen. 
        What made the Marx Brothers good was that they worked in Vaudeville. By the time a routine went into a movie, they might have refined it during a hundred live performances. 

      • daneyul says:

        Are you serious?   I said how I feel about it–kind of a thing in a comments section.  I could give a shit if you enjoy it, just like I could give a shit if you enjoy posting sanctimonious nonsense in all-caps.

  2. jtnix says:

    It’s made with bits of real panther, so you know it’s good.

  3. Damian Barajas says:

    Even my die-hard Will Ferrell friends are not excited… :(

  4. kmoser says:

    First prize: Anchorman DVD. Second prize: Anchorman and Anchorman 2 DVD box set.

  5. Dave Pease says:

    a lot of boing hate for anchorman–and i know how it goes because that’s how i respond on a kevin smith thread.  but i thought the original was frequently hilarious and i’m looking forward to the second one.

    • vonbobo says:

      I just couldn’t get past the lack of any counter balance to the characters’ dumbness- there is zero contrast (other than MORE dumbness).

      I get that is what they wanted, and it works for a lot of people. It just left me flat- I don’t think I laughed once. 

  6. sebastian6 says:

    I simply do not get what all the hype around Anchorman was/is. It’s such a broadly played schtick with zero subtlety that I didn’t laugh once. 

    • robotnik says:

      “60% of the time, it works every time” is not exactly The Three Stooges.

    • noah django says:

      I, too thought “eh, this is a bit overplayed and obvious,” at first. but once it made me laugh — and mightily I did laugh — the spirit of utter ridiculousness carried the rest of the show. Plus, the clothes were awesome.

  7. Jeff Scherr says:

    Stay classy, Boing Boing.

  8. Kenmrph says:

    Yeah, a bit surprised that Anchorman is in the BoingBoing wheelhouse.

  9. karl_jones says:

    I have the “Will Farrell is Funny” gene, which causes me to perceive Will Farrell as funny, whatever he does.

    The original Anchorman was funny in a lowbrow way.  Beer may enhance the effect.

  10. Will Farrell is funny in everything but that slop Elf. I love Anchorman, favorite line is probably. “Come on Baxter, you know I don’t speak Spanish.”

  11. signsofrain says:

    Wow… Anchorman is probably one of my all-time favourite comedies! I do not grok the hate!

    “I’m in a glass case of emotion!” “I love lamp””You’re so wise. You’re like a miniature Buddha, covered in hair. “”I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.””Yeah, there were horses, and a man on fire, and I killed a guy with a trident.””Brick, I’ve been meaning to talk to you about that. You should find yourself a safehouse or a relative close by. Lay low for a while, because you’re probably wanted for murder. “”I’m Brick Tamland. People seem to like me because I am polite and I am rarely late. I like to eat ice cream and I really enjoy a nice pair of slacks. Years later, a doctor will tell me that I have an I.Q. of 48 and am what some people call mentally retarded. “

  12. Rich Bowen says:

    Well, if it’s anything like the original, I won’t need to see it, as every single line will be quoted incessantly.

    • signsofrain says:

      “Rosebud” – well, I guess I don’t need to see Citizen Kane!
      “I need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle” – Ditto Terminator 2!
      “He’s a nut-bag! Just because the fucker’s got a library card doesn’t make him Yoda!” – Well, that’s Se7en in a nutshell!

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