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on December 12, 2014
"Anchorman 2," stars Will Farrell as Ron Burgundy. It’s an entertaining and hilarious spoof on the fare offered by 24-hour news channels. Set in the late 1970s, at about the same time as CNN's entered what was then the new world of cable TV, the movie parodies a phenomenon that has long since devolved into soft news or no news 24 hours a day.
Ron Burgundy and his fellow newscasters are likable bumblers who have a sixth sense for what people want––namely, a diversion from their boring lives. Burgundy and his crew provide these people this diversion in a way that is weird, funny, and entertaining.
If you want to spend an evening immersed in some harmlessly funny diversion provided by great comedic talents, this movie is for you. It is enjoyable inaneness that makes for easy watching, with some not so subtle commentary on the way news is presented today.