Review: ‘Anchorman 2′ Funny, But Loses Its Audience

America’s favorite news team is finally back in “Anchorman 2.” Starring Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy alongside his crew of weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), sportscaster Champ Kind (David Koechner), and field reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd).

After getting fired by his previous station and being separated from co-hosting duties with wife Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), the news team comes together once again at the Global News Network (GNN), a revolutionary news station planning to do 24-hour news. But the new job comes with one stipulation, the news team is set to wind up with the graveyard shift. Rather than giving people the news they need, they give what the people want and subsequently land the highest broadcast ratings on the entire network.

Along with being at a new station, the news team has a new boss, Linda Jackson (played by Meagan Good), who winds up being a love interest for Burgundy for a part of the film. During Burgundy’s rise to the top, his ego becomes too big, and he winds up causing his news team to leave him. At a celebratory banquet, Burgundy has an accident that causes him to lose his sight. After this the sequel sort of just becomes a story of how he comes back from it, and realizes his family is more important than a job (“Talladega Nights” anyone?).

The comedy aspect of the sequel is just great. It had the audience laughing throughout a majority of the film. However, there were a lot of moments that leave you wondering about what just happened and why, especially in the second half of the film. There are also quite a few moments that kept the audience wondering how this secured a rating of PG-13.

The first half is going to build you up with a lot of potential, but the second half seems to tear that potential down. They had nearly ten years since the last film to put together a well composed script, yet the end made it seem like they did it in one week. The pure comedy that we get from this fantastic cast can’t quite make up for the completely non-existent plot in “Anchorman 2″ and the many moments that left us all more than a little confused.

Feather Rating: 3/10


Tyler Moore

Tyler Moore

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Tyler Moore
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