‘Anchorman 2 Review: Will Ferrell Sequel More Sketchy-Sketch-Sketch Than a Movie

When Zucker, Abrams and Zucker created the hilarious (and influential) “Airplane!,” they filled the screen with a rapid-fire rat-a-tat of sight gags, puns, parodies, absurdities and pratfalls. Yet underneath it all, the writer-directors maintained a skeletal story on which to hang all their wackiness, even if they’d lifted the plot from the vintage, mostly forgotten disaster movie “Zero Hour!”

With “Anchorman” and especially with its sequel, “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” director Adam McKay, co-writer Will Ferrell and a cast of talented comedians bring all the rat-a-tat you could ever want without bothering to create any kind of structure. And while you might not think a framework is important to comedy, it’s the sort of thing you don’t notice until it isn’t there.    Read More...



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