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Monday, January 13, 2014
Anchorman 2 Movie Review (2014)
The Good: Will Ferrell delivers as expected. Surprisingly enough, Paul Rudd was actually was a little funnier this time around too. The jokes were a plenty and coming from various characters. The "Black Family Dinner" scene was hilarious. The surprise cameos from a long list of celebrities were a nice surprise and probably one the best highlights of the movie. (News Team Battle Royal was great)
The Bad: Entirely too much of the character "Brick" played by Steve Carell. What made his character funny in the first movie was that he gave us intensely idiotic moments in small doses throughout the movie. More did not equal better in his case. That includes his "love story" as well. 90% of his solo scenes could have been saved as deleted scenes for the Blu-Ray DVD or something. Also, I just wasn't sold on Meagan Good's character. Something about her, maybe her acting in general, just didn't mesh well. I suppose "Will Ferrell Comedy" just isn't for her. Lastly this movie seemed to drag out a bit too long. The Light House scene probably could've been deleted as well.
The Reason: There are a couple of things to know prior to watching this film. Will Ferrell has a very particular and niche style of comedy. If you don't like his previous movies, you won't like this. Many of his jokes take time to marinate, or often times a 2nd viewing of the film, to really sink in. That is why I will not consider this movie as "epic" because, as with his other films, they do not always get instant comedic gratification. For example, after reminiscing with friends and/or rewatching the first Anchorman again was I able to fully appreciate and laugh at the "Suit Jump". (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UwhCWJlqkk) So should you go watch this? Depends. If you like Will Ferrell or any of his movies, then absolutely you should. As for the "Bad" that I mentioned above, if you're a fan of his work, you'll be forgiving and give it a pass. Otherwise this was a good watch. Oh and there is a bonus scene at the very end of the credits...not really worth your time to stay for.
The Rating: 7/10