Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
With the 70’s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) – All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy… while taking New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.
This movie is certainly a paradox. On the one hand, it does have some very funny moments including one scene in which Julius Caesar is mentioned and Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) comments that he doesn’t follow the NBA much, thinking it is Julius Irving being mentioned. The outrageous and off-the-wall comedy of both Ferrell and Steve Carell does tickle the funny bone. At the same time, this movie has something to offend almost everybody! It uses ignorant humor, such as Will Ferrell constantly referring to a woman being black, and a racist character that is a salesman and welcomes everyone except for Catholics and Jews. It is supposed to be funny in an ignorant way, but not everyone will find it so. Another example of the possible offending humor is when O.J. Simpson and Robert Blake are referred to as “lady killers”. The picture also has a character looking up at a memorial service and cursing God.
With all the cursing and sexual innuendos and the smoking of crack on screen, this one isn’t anywhere close to being Dove approved.