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By Zeus’ Beard In A Glass Cage Of Emotion On Whore Island!! ANCHORMAN 2 To Propel Ron Burgundy Into The 1980s!!

Published at: July 23, 2008, 9:10 p.m. CST by hercules

I am – Hercules!!
“Anchorman” writer-director Adam McKay tells Entertainment Weekly that he and Will Ferrell “have begun work” on a sequel that will bring ‘70s broadcaster Ron Burgundy into the 1980s. McKay and Ferrell's other collaborations include "Saturday Night Live," where McKay served as head writer, "Talladega Nights" and "Step Brothers." I once declared "Anchorman" one of the 10 funniest comedies ever forged. Read all of EW’s story on the matter here.

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  • July 23, 2008, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Not sure if a sequel is a good idea,

    by jimmay

    but I do love the first one. It's just absurd enough to cover the fact it's really a pretty witty satire on the cheesy chauvinism of the 1970's.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:26 p.m. CST

    first

    by gawwy83

  • July 23, 2008, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Oh, and first.

    by jimmay

    You know, because it's such an impressive feat.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Denied...

    by gawwy83

    ...seconds away from a strangely gratifying yet altogether pointless feat. I still haven't got one...I'm a loser

  • July 23, 2008, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Haven't missed yet

    by dvdhound79

    So I'm willing to see what they've got. Just add Riley to the mix and it'll be even greater

  • July 23, 2008, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Great?

    by tonagan

    I have no idea how to feel about this.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Fantastic?

    by just pillow talk

    Me either.<p>I did find the first one amusing though.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Stay classy, Ron Burgandy

    by Durant

    That means bringing back Veronica, Brick, Champ, and sex panther Brian Fantana. <p> Nobody wants to see Ron Burgandy II: the Rise of Garth Holliday.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Its the funniest movie ever made.

    by dr sauch

    I know that you all like a lot of older movies. I've seen them. Nothing is as funny as this. Nothing.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:35 p.m. CST

    I woke up in a Japanese family's rec room...

    by dr sauch

    and they would NOT...stop screaming.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:35 p.m. CST

    I DON'T KNOW WHY I'M SHOUTING!

    by colinjbooth

  • July 23, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    I Read Somewhere That...

    by Rogue Planet

    Their Periods Attract Bears! BEARS CAN SMELL THE MENSTRUATION!!! Greatest. Line Delivery. Ever.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:40 p.m. CST

    I wonder if Steve Carrell would come back,

    by jimmay

    or if making millions for starring in complete crap has spoiled him. He hasn't done anything funny since 40 year old virgin. I'm sure Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Christina Applegate would come back, though.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:42 p.m. CST

    60% of the time it works, every time.

    by dr sauch

    That doesn't make any sense.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:43 p.m. CST

    I guess I'll have to take you at your word, #2.

    by dr sauch

    I hate you Ron Burgundy!

  • July 23, 2008, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Settle down dr sauch...

    by SpreadLegsNotWar

    ...your taste in movies sucks if you think Anchorman is the funniest movie ever made.<br><br>Yeah, it can be very funny and I know it's all subjective but that's a fairly retarded statement to make.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:46 p.m. CST

    by postalpez

    there is an Anchorman in columbus Ohio that everyone thinks is retarded like Steve Carrell's part. he even does his hair the same way.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:47 p.m. CST

    jimmay

    by mefrog

    In an interview a while back, Steve Carrel said he would "absolutley" return for Anchorman 2 and he doesn't think his character should be taken any further than it is (i.e., keep it a supporting role).<br> <br> Anchorman is truly one of those only only films that just took me about three times to view it before I started laughing every minute. I can watch it at least once every year now or so to laugh just as long and hard. Bring on a sequel, and have more singing. Hell, make it a fucking musical. My ass is in the seat.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Spreadlegs

    by dr sauch

    I know, my opinion is retarded and my taste sucks because I don't agree with you. Go post somewhere else, this is about Anchorman.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:49 p.m. CST

    "It's so hot.....

    by Crackles

    milk was a bad choice!" Priceless! I'm excited!

  • July 23, 2008, 8:50 p.m. CST

    You're prob. a Young Frankenstein fanboy

    by dr sauch

    Anchorman is funnier.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:51 p.m. CST

    I fucking hate.......

    by Crackles

    when people put zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz's go fucking read something else if it's making you so fucking sleepy! Anchorman is brilliant!

  • July 23, 2008, 8:51 p.m. CST

    It's the funniest movie ever made

    by wash

    Here's a list of all the movies I've ever seen:<br> Schindler's List Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer<br> Cannibal Holocaust<Br> Snuff<br> Superman Returns<br>

  • July 23, 2008, 8:54 p.m. CST

    I hope Carrel does return,

    by jimmay

    And I hope he wasn't just blowing smoke in that interview. It really wouldn't be 'Anchorman' without Brick, and it'd be lame if they made his character a main player just to cash in on his "Star power." Any cameos (Stiller, Rogen, Vaughn, Wilson, Black, Robbins, etc.) would have to be done tastefully, as well.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Actually

    by wash

    Salo is a little funnier, forgot about that one

  • July 23, 2008, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Champ...

    by hobsnobber

    I ate your chocolate-covered squirrel.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:55 p.m. CST

    No dr sauch

    by SpreadLegsNotWar

    ...your taste doesn't suck because you don't agree with me, it sucks because out of all the comedies ever made in the existence of film, you have chosen Anchorman as the best comedy ever made. Ever. Think about that. Or don't. How old are you? Sheesh.

  • July 23, 2008, 8:56 p.m. CST

    The first one is beyond bullshit.

    by greenstyle92

    Seriously. Unfunny and unwatchable, I don't know how so many gave a pass, let alone liked it. Here's hoping we can get Christian Bale to go beat up Will Ferrel's mom...

  • July 23, 2008, 9:01 p.m. CST

    But will Luke Wilson return?

    by Nico Toscani

    He needs to lose a couple more limbs.

  • July 23, 2008, 9:05 p.m. CST

    First one sucked...so will the 2nd one.

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

    Ferrell's career is in a downard spiral. Old School 2 is his only hope.

  • July 23, 2008, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Hey Dr. Sauch

    by Beezbo

    That Japanese family's rec room line is a favorite of mine. If I'm not mistaken, the unrated DVD substituted a different line, and it really pissed me off.

  • July 23, 2008, 9:26 p.m. CST

    will farrell's only funny about half the time

    by juice willis

    seems like a nice enough cat, though. just feels like he has to put to much effort into his brand of humor.

  • July 23, 2008, 9:30 p.m. CST

    in other news

    by juice willis

    i just finished watching doomsday. pretty horrible flick all-around, but i swear i'd eat the peanuts outta rhona mitra's shit.

  • July 23, 2008, 9:30 p.m. CST

    McKay needs Burgundy to go up against CNN & WGN

    by Sir Loin

    Imagine the possibilities. The emergence of cable (which I clearly remember being in awe of) where CNN, WGN, TBS, and ESPN began the assault against the traditional networks. RON CAN OVERCOME THEM.

  • July 23, 2008, 9:33 p.m. CST

    dr sauch, I challenge you to a QUOTE-OFF!!!!!

    by Napolean Solo

    "Well guess what. Now this is happening!"... "That's how I roll"

  • July 23, 2008, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Ehhhh...

    by Kurutteru Yatsu

    I'm at the point where I'm over Ferrell and his stunted man-child act, but the first one has so many great lines/characters I'd have to give it a chance.

  • July 23, 2008, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Adam McKay is a genius

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    When he's not writing movies where Will Ferrell acts like an overgrown kid, he's creating internet videos where his kid acts like an undersized adult. Genius!

  • July 23, 2008, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Will ferrell needs to get away from McKay and the boys

    by Jugdish

    Seriously- has this guy lived up to the hype he was supposed to be? He's great at 3 minutes skits- but for 90 mimnutes its too much. Try somebody new for a change-

  • July 23, 2008, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Jonathan Violence

    by TVguy4566

    "Wesley Snipes wasnt aware he was being filmed when they shot Blade." <br><br> Well that would explain why he got in trouble for not paying taxes. How can the government tax you for just living and kicking ass?!?

  • July 23, 2008, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Anchorman was amusing, but...

    by TVguy4566

    I never saw it as a genius comedy that many people do. I'd rather see an Old School 2 than an Anchorman 2.

  • July 23, 2008, 9:51 p.m. CST

    My Will Ferrell theory

    by tbransonlives

    It's simple, the smaller the role the funnier he is. Examples? Anchorman, eh. Old School, ha. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Har. Austin Powers, Har Har.

  • July 23, 2008, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Ferrell sucks...

    by thegreatwhatzit

    And, gauging the underwhelming boxoffice of his previous film, he's overexposed. Ferrell (definitely no Phil Hartman) is slipping into the Abbott & Costello cycle; after a profitable launch, they made too many lame movies (of course, their legacy was rescued with ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN). By the way, Ferrell loathes his fans (declines autographs); one day, he'll beg of the attention.

  • July 23, 2008, 9:58 p.m. CST

    LOUD NOISES!!!!

    by El Borak

    .

  • July 23, 2008, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Dodgeball was the funnier movie that year.

    by Cotton McKnight

    Search your feelings, you know this to be true.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Throw in...

    by mrfan

    Ron Perlman, Atari, circus midgets, and a blender and I will be watching.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Movies that are funnier than Anchorman:

    by Stifler's Mom

    Ferris Bueller, Christmas Vacation, Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin, Best in Show, Old School, Wedding Crashers, 40 Year Old Virgin, could go on...

  • July 23, 2008, 10:17 p.m. CST

    WEird, the title was changed!

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    How pecuuuliar.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Cotton...

    by Darkman

    If only for Ben Stiller's shit-yourself-from-laughing-so-hard performance, that statement is true. <br><br> Still, I'm a little curious to see if a sequel can live up to the original and not just hang on a bunch of super-obvious whoa-what-were-they-thinking gags about 80s style.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Wedding Crashers?

    by lost.rules.

    Funnier than Anchorman? Seriously? That movie was worth a few chuckles on first viewing, but was basically unwatchable after that. Mostly good just for the shock value of the unpredictable scenes like the under the table HJ, or gay dude in a closet. The writing itself was pretty poor.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Whore Island

    by lost.rules.

    They should get Alex Baldwin to play the station manager this time around. Okay, that was MILF Island, but still, you know I'm right...

  • July 23, 2008, 10:27 p.m. CST

    I would love this. Make it now!!!!

    by exie

    Seriously, anymore time we get with that cast of characters would be awesome. I hope this gets done.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Brick, where did you get that grenade?

    by DarthFloyd

  • July 23, 2008, 10:36 p.m. CST

    I am gonna straight-up murder your ass.

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:36 p.m. CST

    #1 DVD Commentary....Period

    by Deandome

    After the main viewing, I probably start to listen to 20% of the commentaries on my purchases, but I knew Anchorman might be worth it. Sweet Lou Rawls Larynx, I was right! Give it a listen.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Guess what, I do. I know that one day...

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

    Veronica and I are gonna to get married on top of a mountain, and there's going to be flutes playing and trombones and flowers and garlands of fresh herbs. And we will dance till the sun rises. And then our children will form a family band. And we will tour the countryside and you won't be invited.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:38 p.m. CST

    I'm not a baby, I am a man. I am an anchorman!

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST

    I'm a man who...

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

    discovered the wheel and built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn. That's what kind of man I am. You're just a woman with a small brain. With a brain a third the size of us. It's science.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Getting real tired of Farrell...

    by br1947

    Loved Anchorman (mainly because I have worked in local tv news and know how close to reality much of it is), but there are only so many times you can watch the same man-child routine.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:40 p.m. CST

    You are a smelly pirate hooker.

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:43 p.m. CST

    the funniest part of Anchorman, for me

    by Magic Rat

    was the conversation at the end between Baxter the dog and the kodiak bear.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:43 p.m. CST

    I believe diversity is an old, old wooden ship..

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

    that was used during the Civil War era.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Anchorman is a masterpiece of absurd comedy

    by smackfu

  • July 23, 2008, 10:45 p.m. CST

    The human torch was denied a bank loan.

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:46 p.m. CST

    I will take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth...

    by hobsnobber

    Out for a nice seafood dinner, and NEVER CALL HER AGAIN

  • July 23, 2008, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Hey, Ron. I'm riding a furry tractor!

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:49 p.m. CST

    I know what you're asking yourself and the answer is yes.

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

    have a nick name for my penis. Its called the Octagon, but I also nick named my testes - my left one is James Westfall and my right one is Doctor Kenneth Noisewater. You ladies play your cards right you just might get to meet the whole gang.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:50 p.m. CST

    I just don't find him funny

    by Silverhour

    I actively avoid anything starring Will Ferrell, so I'll give this one a wide berth.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:50 p.m. CST

    I don't normally do this, but I felt compelled to tell you somet

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

    You have an absolutely breath-taking... heiney. I mean, that thing's good. I wanna be friends with it.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:51 p.m. CST

    The arsonist has oddly shaped feet.

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:52 p.m. CST

    You stay classy, Planet Earth.

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:53 p.m. CST

    BEST. NEWS. EVER.

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

    That's not a quote, it's a general opinion.

  • July 23, 2008, 10:54 p.m. CST

    "I killed a guy with a trident!"

    by Dogmatic

    "Yeah guys he killed a guy with a trident! Hey, you might wanna get out of town I hear you're wanted for murder!"

  • July 23, 2008, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Lanolin? Your name is Lanolin?

    by hobsnobber

    Like sheep's wool?

  • July 23, 2008, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Well, when in Rome...

    by hobsnobber

    Go on.

  • July 23, 2008, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Brick, where'd you get a grenade?

    by The Dum Guy

    I don't know.

  • July 23, 2008, 11:15 p.m. CST

    only way this is good ...

    by macheesmo3

    Is if it has massive amounts of Yacht rock!!! Sweet Jesus that's smooth!!

  • July 23, 2008, 11:26 p.m. CST

    1980's ehh... So, do they do a shit load of cocain???

    by The Dum Guy

    And get AIDS to fit somehow into the story line?<br><br>Wait, that could be comedy gold.

  • July 23, 2008, 11:36 p.m. CST

    If you didn't find Anchorman funny you have a small brain. It's

    by darthflagg

    Seriously, it's right up there with Airplane and Monty Python and the Holy Grail in the laughs per second-o-meter.

  • July 23, 2008, 11:36 p.m. CST

    i wonder how many scarface references

    by Prossor

    they will include ey my lil friends?

  • July 23, 2008, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight

    by hobsnobber

    Gonna grab some afternoon delight

  • July 23, 2008, 11:42 p.m. CST

    I'd rather just see another movie with the same cast.

    by Flim Springfield

  • July 23, 2008, 11:43 p.m. CST

    That 10 funniest movies comment..

    by fractureJonze

    ...really built the movie up to be more than what it ended up seeing, IMHO.

  • July 23, 2008, 11:45 p.m. CST

    M-O-O-N. That spells Will Farrell sucks.

    by Tom Cullen

    Seriously, he's the most unfunny comedy schtick artist since Rob Schneider. <p>M-O-O-N. That spells fuck off and die.

  • July 23, 2008, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Ferrell needs to get back to some good roles...

    by Executor

    ...instead of the same sexist idiot studs he always plays. <p> He's funny in small doses, try a buddy comedy (and try getting a comedian as a co-star...as much as i love John C. Reilly, he never has and never will carry a movie.)<p> Or try playing a real person again, like in Old School...Ferrell was hilarious but he actually felt like someone who could interact with the real world, unlike all the rest of his movies where he's off on Planet Ferrell. More and more, lately, by himself.

  • July 24, 2008, 12:18 a.m. CST

    "The following is based on actual events...

    by Yaw

    Only the names, locations and events have been changed."

  • July 24, 2008, 12:19 a.m. CST

    "There was a time...

    by Yaw

  • July 24, 2008, 12:19 a.m. CST

    A Time Before Cable."

    by Yaw

  • July 24, 2008, 12:24 a.m. CST

    "A LaHoya Man Clings to Life at a University Hospital...

    by Yaw

    After being viciously attacked by a pack of wild dogs in an abandoned pool."

  • July 24, 2008, 12:25 a.m. CST

    "How Bout That...

    by Yaw

  • July 24, 2008, 12:25 a.m. CST

    That Squirrel Can Waterski."

    by Yaw

  • July 24, 2008, 12:32 a.m. CST

    "We've been coming to the same party ...

    by Yaw

    for 12 years now. And that in no way is depressing."

  • July 24, 2008, 12:32 a.m. CST

    I know, I know...

    by Yaw

    but this movie makes me smile.

  • July 24, 2008, 12:32 a.m. CST

    I know, I know...

    by Yaw

    but this movie makes me smile.

  • July 24, 2008, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Man, this turned into a quote thread in a hurry

    by bravogolfhotel

    Or should I say, "Boy, this thread really got out of hand"? I'm of two minds about this. I love ANCHORMAN to pieces (I even bought the two-disc edition with the alternate version patched together from deleted scenes and dropped subplots), but I'm going to need to be convinced that a sequel would be fresh enough to justify its existence. With the way Will Ferrell is reaching Ben Stiller levels of oversaturation, by the time ANCHORMAN II actually gets made, his career may be riding on it and the whole thing could be drenched in flop sweat.

  • July 24, 2008, 12:41 a.m. CST

    "Mr. Burgendy, you have a massive erection."

    by Yaw

    "REALLY! (Looks down)... Yes. I do... uhmmm... sorry, it's the pleats. It's actually an optical illusion. It's the pattern on the pants... I'm actually taking them back right now... taking them back... the pants store. (pregnant pause) Boy, this is awkward."

  • July 24, 2008, 12:47 a.m. CST

    the next best thing to quoting this...

    by Yaw

    ... is the fact that they invited Lou Rawls THE SINGER! to help do the commentary track. "So... Lou, you seen many gang fights?"

  • July 24, 2008, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Ron: "There's only one thing a man can do...

    by Yaw

    when he's suffering from a spiritual and existential funk."

  • July 24, 2008, 1:06 a.m. CST

    Champ Kind:

    by Yaw

    "Go to the zoo, flip off the monkeys?"

  • July 24, 2008, 1:58 a.m. CST

    It's made with bits of real panther

    by Adelai Niska

    so you know it's good

  • July 24, 2008, 3:41 a.m. CST

    Smell's like Big-Foots Dick!

    by pokadoo

  • July 24, 2008, 3:43 a.m. CST

    I'm having a Fondu party...in my pants!

    by pokadoo

    From the REAL Anchorman 2(Or Anchorman 1.1)!

  • July 24, 2008, 3:46 a.m. CST

    So Thirsty....Milk was a bad choice...

    by pokadoo

  • July 24, 2008, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Needs The Original Cast

    by MightyOs

    Briman, Brick and Champ helped make Anchorman what it is. :)

  • July 24, 2008, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Ron: "No, buy new suits."

    by DirtyDingusMegee

    All:"YAY!"

  • July 24, 2008, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Smells like bigfoots dick !!!!

    by Be_a_zed

  • July 24, 2008, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Then can make part 2 but just...

    by Sailor Rip

    Watch out for the guns, they'll get ya.

  • July 24, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST

    "Knights of Columbus, that hurts!"

    by Darkman

  • July 24, 2008, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Baxter? Is that you?

    by SifoDyasJr.

    Bark twice if you're in Milwaukee...

  • July 24, 2008, 9:09 a.m. CST

    If I gave you some money

    by Thrillho77

    from my wallet...would that make you feel better?

  • July 24, 2008, 9:12 a.m. CST

    superfunny movie...that fight scene was a bit over the top.

    by FleshMachine

    ben stiller and tim robbins seemed to be in a different movie...they didnt quite get it..but yeah...hilarious movie.

  • July 24, 2008, 9:37 a.m. CST

    I don't trust anyone who doesn't think Anchorman is...

    by Powers Boothe

    absolutely fantastic. Talladega Nights and Pootie Tang are the only other "recent" comedies I love as much.<P>I'm really looking forward to Step Brothers this weekend.

  • July 24, 2008, 9:47 a.m. CST

    One of the many great things about Anchorman is...

    by Powers Boothe

    the fact that Ferrell is surrounded by actors who get lines as funny as his. The cast is perfect. I'm too lazt to click on the EW article so I'm not sure how many of those guys will be back for the sequel.

  • July 24, 2008, 9:56 a.m. CST

    I forgot about The 40 Year Old Virgin!

    by Powers Boothe

    That's another recent comedy I consider as good as "the classics" from the late 70s/80s. Stuff like National Lampoon's Animal House, National Lampoon's Vacation, The Three Amigos, Stripes and even wildly uneven guilty pleasures like The Blues Brothers, 1941 & Spies Like Us.

  • July 24, 2008, 9:58 a.m. CST

    I have never seen Anchorman

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Talledega Nights, Dodgeball, or Dewey Cox. The only Ferrell movie I've seen is Blades of Glory, and I did like that.

  • July 24, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST

    What's the likelihood

    by Abominable Snowcone

    of getting Ferrell, Carell AND Jim Carey together in a picture? With the right script, that might be a recipe for chocolate-coated p****juice

  • July 24, 2008, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Anchorman was a HUGE disappointment

    by hst666

    I don't understand the love for this film. I am neither a Will Ferrell hater or a Apatow team hater, but this film was nothing more than a series of strung together jokes involving one-dimensional characters. I thought the best part was the anchor team gang war and there were definitely other jokes that made me laugh, but not enough to love this film. 40-year old virgin was much funnier and much better. Hell, Dodgeball was much better than this.

  • July 24, 2008, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Talladega Nights is awful

    by lost.rules.

    I guess it must appeal to Nascar fans or just hicks in general, but it by far the worst writing of all the Apatow movies.

  • July 24, 2008, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Dodgeball funnier than Anchorman?

    by Powers Boothe

    With all due respect hst666, you're obviously insane. <p>Comedy is obviously such a subjective kinda thing. Ive never had any luck attempting to convince Anchorman haters of its brilliance. You either dig it or you don't.>p> I may be one of three people on the planet who liked Dewey Cox and Semi-Pro :(

  • July 24, 2008, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Talladega Nights is "awful"?

    by Powers Boothe

    Without sounding like a snob, I can't imagine a "hick" getting most of the jokes in that film. I know next to nothing about Nascar and thought Talladega was pretty bloody terrific. And just like Anchorman, Ferrell is backed by a great cast. <P> May I be so bold to say you know absolutely NOTHING about what constitutes good comedic writing?

  • July 24, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Anchorman SUCKED!

    by HoboCode

    I laughed ZERO times in the film.

  • July 24, 2008, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Whore Island, huh?

    by Ned Pepper

    Is there a squid?

  • July 24, 2008, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Anchorman 2: Son of Baxter!

    by fiester

    Rawr. This is indeed good news. and you're a smelly pirate hooker.

  • July 24, 2008, 1:18 p.m. CST

    I am completely miserable, San Diego.

    by jimmay

  • July 24, 2008, 2:45 p.m. CST

    You know, I'm not a hyperbole junkie. Fuck Spreadlegs.

    by dr sauch

    Its just the funniest movie ever made. Endlessly re watchable, every nuance and extra are note-prefect. Cameos are understated, its excellent.

  • July 24, 2008, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Anchorman

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Love it. I can see why people don't (it's scattershot and very skit-like), but Brick... Luke Wilson... Public Access... Policia... Sex Panther - when it scores, it scores BIG.

  • July 24, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Mr. Zeddemore

    by hst666

    You hit the nail on the head. Parts of it were funny, but came across as a loosely connected series of sketches.

  • July 24, 2008, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Hst666

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Aye. Personally, I loved that. Harked back to the days of Naked Gun, where they threw so much at the screen that SOME of it stuck. Were there sucky parts? Yes, Ferrell and McKay wrote a LOT of lines that were mildly amusing and witty but not particularly funny... Ferrell spent a LOT of time trying to top everyone else, and it didn't succeed... and Jack Black's cameo was ill-concieved.

  • July 24, 2008, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Mmm

    by hobsnobber

    I burned my tongue

  • July 24, 2008, 7:16 p.m. CST

    things i would rather do than see anchorman 2

    by lopan

    get my asshole shredded by farm equipment; be sexually abused by a kodiak bear; get aids on the way down after being thrown from the chrysler building; step on a landmine while wearing size 0 lingerie

  • July 24, 2008, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Stengah

    by SCYTHEOFLUNA

    They may be trying to make a quick buck (hardly necessary since pretty much anything done by Either Farrel or this writer has generated piles of cash), but the fact that you would use the descriptor "fucking faggots" to describe them says a lot more about you than it does about them. If you're not interested in seeing this film that's fine, but why don't you develop a little bit of sophistication and evolve beyond junior high school bigotry. Usually people who speak that way are closet cases, and in any event such language paints you as a narrow minded slim witted ape. Grow up. Show a little class, and try to formulate an intelligent or eloquent statement.

  • July 24, 2008, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Lopan

    by SCYTHEOFLUNA

    I'll be happy to provide the landmine or throw you from the chrysler building if you need a push if it will keep you from whining about movies that haven't been made yet. As for your fantasy of being violated by a bear or farm equipment you're on your own, I'm sure you have the required lingerie. If some of you guys who are bitching about this sequel were half as clever as you think you are, maybe you'd be giving Will Ferrel some competition by doing something creative instead of sitting here complaining about how awful everything is. Anybody who judges a film that hasn't even been shot yet is an asshole plain and simple. Everybody thought Heath Ledger would be a lousy Joker, and while I wasn't convinced one way or the other I was smart enough to keep my mouth shut and wait and see. Most people thought Bryan Singer directing a Superman film was a great idea, but I wasn't convinced, again, I didn't rain on anybody's parade. Some sequels do in fact surpass the original. The Dark Knight, Wrath of Khan, Empire Strikes Back etc. Be skeptical all you want, but stop judging things that don't exist yet. If you don't wanna' see Anchorman 2 good for you. I thought the first one was pretty funny, and if the second gets chuckles out of my friends I'll probably pick up a used copy from Blockbuster. Stop taking movies as personal attacks on you.