The Reviews Are In For 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' And It Looks (Mostly) Good
Great Odin's raven! It looks like the bulk of the reviews are positive!
Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner are back as everyone's favourite news team in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. It's been almost 10 years since 2004's unparalleled look into the inner workings of local news stations in the 1970's first gave us Ron Burgundy and the rest of the Channel 6 news team and almost a decade later it seems as though they still now how to keep it classy.
The moustachioed maverick that is Ron Burgundy is back!
On the whole, the early feedback for the much-anticipated sequel s mostly positive. There are a few exceptions of course, with Betsy Sharkey of the Los Angeles Times leading the negative reviews. Skarkey, like most of us, is happy that Anchorman is back, but ultimately felt let down by Burgundy's second outing. She wrote, "While I'm glad Anchorman is back - we need a little levity in this year of heavy films - I do wish it were better."
Paul Rudd [L] and Will Ferrell [R] failed to 'crack' up Sharkey or Cabin
Chris Cabin of Slant Magazine as also left relatively unimpressed by the finished product, commenting that the film largely consists of "hit-or-miss episodic sketches" that are "faintly strung together" by a lacklustre story. He commented further, "The film's half-hearted plea for responsibility and ethics in the news, after joyfully rolling around in its corruption for the majority of its runtime, smacks of plain pandering."