Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues | Chicago Reader

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

I knew this would suck, but I had no idea it would suck so loudly. Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Steve Carell return as the 70s TV newsmen from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), recruited this time around for a pioneering 24-hour cable network. The jokes are more weird than funny, and Ferrell and Carell, never the most subtle of performers, labor to put them across by bellowing, howling, and screeching; watching them work is like being locked in a broom closet full of Tourette's victims. Because the first movie was a gigantic hit, everyone wants in at the teat now; the blue-chip supporting cast includes Kristen Wiig, Greg Kinnear, and Harrison Ford, and a last-minute reprise of the original movie's street-rumble gag draws cameos from Will Smith, Jim Carrey, Marion Cotillard, Vince Vaughn, Liam Neeson, Kanye West, Sacha Baron Cohen, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, John C. Reilly, and Kirsten Dunst.



  • Adam McKay


  • Will Ferrell
  • Steve Carell
  • Paul Rudd
  • David Koechner
  • Christina Applegate
  • Meagan Good
  • James Marsden
  • Josh Lawson
  • Kristen Wiig
  • Dylan Baker
  • Judah Nelson
  • Fred Willard
  • Harrison Ford
  • Greg Kinnear
  • Vince Vaughn
  • Bill Kurtis


  • Judd Apatow
  • Will Ferrell
  • Adam McKay
  • David Householter
  • Kevin Messick
  • Jessica Elbaum

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