Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) - Review

Comedy sequels generally follow the law of diminishing returns. If it has a 2—or, classier yet, a II—in the title, the smart money says that it won't be as funny as the original. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues doesn't defy that axiom, but it's still plenty hilarious in a reheated sort of way. Will Ferrell may be our greatest conjurer of clueless cinematic blowhards —Talladega Nights' Ricky Bobby, Blades of Glory's Chazz Michael Michaels, and Austin Powers' unkillable fez-wearing hitman Mustafa all come to mind. But I'd argue that his blow-dried teleprompter-reading newsboob, Ron Burgundy, is the most inspired creation to pop out of his beautifully deranged brain. With his polyester three-piece suits, Burt Reynolds porn 'stache, and inflated sense of self, he's pure Me Decade id. Or, as he likes to put it, ''I'm kind of a big deal.''

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