'Anchorman 2' is full of too-obvious humor
'Anchorman 2' stars Will Ferrell, who reprises his role as newscaster Ron Burgundy.
Too much of a good thing isn’t always a good thing, especially if you don’t think the good thing was so good in the first place. I was not one of those people who fell into fits watching Will Ferrell in “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.” I love Ferrell’s walleyed cluelessness, at least in judicious doses, but that’s just what’s wrong with “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” The doses are too big. I realize that asking for restraint in a movie like this is kind of clueless, too, but great gobs of this movie about the famously obtuse newscaster are scattershot and dim and obvious.Skip to next paragraph
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The most inventive aspect of the film, aside from a lovely, daffy romantic duet between hypernerds played by Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig, are the promotional tie-ins with which we’ve been inundated -- Ron hawking Dodge Durango trucks, accepting journalism school awards, etc. He won’t be accepting any Oscars. Grade: C (Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, drug use, language and comic violence.)
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