Unless you're living under a rock or in a cave or in some sort of lean-to out in the Australian outback, you've probably heard an advertisement for Anchorman 2: The Legend Returns. The character and eponymous legend Ron Burgundy (as played by Will Ferrell) has appeared in car commercials, radio advertisements, and late-night talk shows. He has done stories on ESPN. His face is plastered on billboards all over every city in the country (well, perhaps "his face" is too general—it's really just his Mustache, capital-M, bushy and immaculately groomed). The ad campaign has raised Internet ire, with people complaining that the sheer market penetration of the ad campaign devalues the cult status of the first movie, which was released in 2004.

But one thing's for certain: the people want more of the misogynistic, easily confused, egotistical, racially insensitive, mustachioed man named Ron Burgundy. And now we have him, courtesy of director Andy McKay and lead writer Will Ferrell. We pick up Ron Burgundy almost right where we left him: not quite the galactic news anchor the first movie predicted, Ron is now co-anchor with his wife Veronica (Christina Applegate) for a new station based in New York. The coastal shift has seen Ron pursue his previously subdued love of turtlenecks, as well as father a child with Veronica, named Walter (Judah Nelson). However, when his boss (Harrison Ford) fires him from his job, but keeps Veronica, Ron abandons his family, getting a job instead with a heretofore unheard-of 24-hour news network called GNN.

GNN's purpose, as the first 24-hour news network (at least in this universe), is basically to lampoon the modern news industry. Ron is allegedly the inventor ...

Subscriber access only You have reached the end of this Article Preview

To continue reading, subscribe now. Subscribers have full digital access.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Our Rating
2½ Stars - Fair
Average Rating
(3 user ratings)ADD YOURSHelp
Mpaa Rating
PG-13 (For crude and sexual content, drug use, language and comic violence.)
Directed By
Adam McKay
Run Time
1 hour 59 minutes
Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd
Theatre Release
December 18, 2013 by Paramount Pictures
Browse All Movie Reviews By: