This past week I had the pleasure of seeing the second installment of the Anchorman series, and was pleasantly surprised after reading many unfavorable reviews about it. The movie plays on many of the same plot and comedic styles of the previous movie, except this time Ron Burgundy and his news team are faced with new challenges when becoming a part of a 24 hour news team in New York.
As a fan of the first movie, I found the sequel to be equally if not more hilarious than the original. There were a few moments that I thought were unnecessary, which is common place in comedic movies today; It seems everyone finds something in these types of movies that they do not like. With that said, it is still hard to believe that someone can watch Anchorman 2 and deem it as not funny. I found myself laughing throughout the majority of the film and would gladly go see it in theaters again. If you are a fan of the first Anchorman movie but hesitant to watch the sequel in fear of being disappointed, fret not, you will without a doubt enjoy the movie as much as the last maybe even more. If you are not a fan of the first Anchorman movie, you probably will not be a fan of the sequel because a lot of the same jokes occur but with a little twist.
To fans and movie goers alike, my recommendation is that Anchorman 2 is a must see comedic film and I know you will enjoy it. For those who are not fans of the series, I still say go; but go with an open mind, you might be surprised by how much you enjoy the movie.