Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is the highly-anticipated sequel to the first Anchorman movie, bringing back most of the original cast. It picks up where the first movie left off. Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is now married to Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) and the two have a child. Although all seems well, things get rocky and Burgundy has to get his news team back together for a new breakthrough in news ― 24 hour news. The team has split up with one member starting his own fried chicken restaurant and another a big time photographer. And unfortunately, one member has gone to a better place (at least he thinks he has). Of course, comedy surrounds each of the choices here, but I don’t want to ruin it. With great power ― reporting the news 24 hours a day ― comes great responsibility and the Anchorman crew explore what happens when news outlets begin to simply tell people what they want to hear and not just the news. As with the last movie, an array of random things happen to Burgundy throughout the film while he’s on his quest to become the greatest anchorman in the world. This comedy was pretty good, but I don’t think that it was as good as the original. It followed the first movie a little too much and I don’t feel like it was as quotable as the first. I enjoyed the satire of the news networks nowadays. Plus, (and I have to say this, because I work for a marketing company) the marketing for this movie was super interesting with Ron Burgundy doing local news casts, car commercials and a few other things. The effects, like the prosthetics for costumes, were as good as they should be for comedy purposes. The costumes and settings seemed very 70s/80s and were very believable. I feel like Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a comedy that a lot of people could enjoy, but unless you’re a big fan of the first Anchorman movie or Will Ferrell, I’d probably just catch it on DVD.
Kyle Dowling is an employee of M3 Group and is pursuing a writing degree at LCC. He enjoys fiction writing, video games and movies.