Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Unrated) 2013 NR CC

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With the 70's behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (UNRATED Version)'

Starring:
Will Ferrell, Steve Carell
Runtime:
2 hours, 4 minutes

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Unrated)

Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Adam McKay
Starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell
Supporting actors Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Dylan Baker, Meagan Good, Judah Nelson, James Marsden, Greg Kinnear, Josh Lawson, Kristen Wiig, Fred Willard, Chris Parnell, Harrison Ford, Bill Kurtis, June Diane Raphael, Tom Clark, Jennifer Felton, Aubrey Graham
Studio Paramount
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

I loved the first movie, but this was just PAINFUL to watch.
bumblebean
While the absurd humor in the first movie seemed to flow naturally, this humor was labored and fell so very flat.
Ashley Greene
I liked the first Anchorman movie, but this was one of the worst movies I have ever seen.
I. R. Gatsav

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

35 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on April 7, 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Saw these actors on Jon Stewart and they were a riot, I thought I have to see that movie. Missed it in the theatres, so I purchased it on Amazon, despite the mixed reviews. My advice, if you have to see it, rent it, don't buy it! I should have heeded the 3 star reviews and just rented this. There were only a few times where I actually laughed while watching this film. I was disappointed. I actually had a hard time staying focused on it - it just didn't do a good job of pulling me in.

So rent it first, and if it fits your fancy, then buy it. But it wasn't the right choice for me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carter A. on July 7, 2014
Format: Blu-ray
The Super-Sized Version is hilarious! I saw the regular version in the theater and being a big Anchorman-fan, I enjoyed it. It seemed to be chopped up and lacking though. I purchased the DVD when it came out and watched the Super-Sized version and it was so much better!

The extended version runs close to 2 and half hours, but the movie flows so much better and there is the "Big World" scene, where the gang sings, that was worth every penny. Brick's singing about spiderman is was one of the funniest things I have seen. I re-watched that scene like 10 times.

I wish they didn't have to cut certain scenes that they did for the theatrical version because I agree with most reviewers in that respect. The theater version seemed disjointed and not as funny as it could be. But if you are a fan like me, you definitely want to see the blu-ray, super-sized edition because it makes up so much for what the original movie didn't have. Though, if you are not a huge fan like me and didn't like the theatrical version at all, obviously don't buy the DVD/Blu-Ray set.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on January 15, 2014
Format: DVD
Ron (Will Ferrell) gets terminated from his job and leaves his wife. He is offered a job from upstart GNN 24 hour news. He assembles his news team etc. etc. etc. The plot is not important. The film is fairly simple and it is more like a connection of skits and one liners than a real situation comedy. You could pretty much start watching the movie at any time and it wouldn't matter. The humor, while crude at times, was original and funny. Sure there were a few scenes I would have cut, the condom selection and racist dinner, but there were too many scenes which had me laughing out loud. Excellent support cast.

Some lines from the film:

"Bats: Chicken of the cave."
"He wanted to donate his organs before he died."
"Remember ten years from now..."
"He bottle fed and raised a shark..."

This is high caliber low brow humor. Crude and racial at times.

Parental Guide: 2 F-bombs. No nudity. Brief comical sex scene. Crude sexual talk.
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34 of 49 people found the following review helpful By guest on October 11, 2014
Format: Blu-ray
To understand comedy, you have to get the references. I think many did not understand the satire going on in this film. Most young people do not know what news was like before FOX and CNN so to them the much of the humor of this film would be completely missed. If you are older you would get the references. Also many there are lots of racial jokes in this film and Americans have become so PC and uptight that these jokes would make them feel uncomfortable. People can handle black men as blood thirsty gangsters...there is no discomfort in that. But RACIAL JOKES.....now the line has been crossed. The exact same thing happened to Robert Downy Jr. in Tropical Thunder. People thought he was being too insensitive.....didn't seem to hurt his career. I actually thought this one was better than the first but it was also far more satirical than the first. Where the first movie was mocking anchormen this one mocks then entire television news organization. I think this is one of Ferrel's better films but I also think many did not understand it. For example if you have never heard of the organization called Lighthouse for the Blind, one joke will be missed and may even seem but plain goofy. Overall I would say Ferrel aimed too high. In our current society, humor has to sink to the lowest of the low for it to be viewed as funny which is why the lowest form of all humor, slapstick, is the main ingredient of most popular "comedies" these days......that mixed with an element of self loathing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Doug Erlandson TOP 50 REVIEWER on December 12, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
Entertaining and hilarious, "Anchorman 2" is a spoof on the fare offered by 24-hour news channels. Set in the late 1970s, at about the same time as CNN's entrance into the new world of cable TV, it parodies a phenomenon that has long since devolved no news 24 hours a day.

Ron Burgundy and his fellow newscasters are likable bumblers who have an uncanny sense for what people want––a diversion from their boring lives. Burgundy and his cohorts serve these people this diversion in a way that is weird, funny, and entertaining.

If you want an evening immersed in some harmlessly funny diversion provided by great comedic talents, watch this movie. It is pure and enjoyable inaneness with some not so subtle commentary on the way news is presented today.
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15 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Long-Suffering Technology Consumer TOP 100 REVIEWER on September 21, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
...let alone be allowed to see the light of day.

Do yourself a favor: if you consider watching this piece of humorless dreck, consider the endless alternative ways to spend the 119 minutes of your life you will invest. Because no matter how young you are or how old you might become, there will come a time when you will want those two hours back. And when it comes, you will remember the time you sat in front of this wire-to-wire disaster of a movie with deep regret.

Few movie watchers are neutral on Will Ferrell. Usually I find his presence in a movie to yield enough self-deprecating and physically charged humor to result in a moderately entertaining movie experience. The original Anchorman movie effectively skewered the topics it took on (in a big wrapper of slapstick), and was funny enough to entice me to watch the sequel. Big mistake. This movie contains less than 10 minutes of legitimately humorous content; the rest is sheer pain as the unfunny bits linger too long and fall utterly flat.

It's the start of the 80s: Ron's old San Diego newsroom gang is recruited for the overnight shift at a newly launched 24/7 news channel, and hilarity fails to ensue. The few bright spots center on the growth of cable news and the popular iconography that results (car chases, obsession with celebrity crime, overdone graphics and utter lack of concern for facts).

The balance of this movie consists of back stories that that are variously sophomoric and crude. Anchorman 2 squandered an opportunity to spotlight many things in funny ways. Instead it bungled every effort as comic explorations of race, relationships, ratings, disability (yeah, really) repeatedly fail.
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