One year from today, we get Anchorman 2

If there was any reason to look forward to this exact time next year (besides the fact that no one will be talking about the Mayans), it's this: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues will hit theaters on December 20, 2013. Let the year-long party start NOW. (via Vulture)


      1. 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. 

      2. 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.

  1. 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.

    1. 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. 

  2. 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. 

    1. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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. “

    1. “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!

      1. To be fair, “Luke, I am your father,” does pretty much cover that whole trilogy, let alone the movie.

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