Joel's 100 Films in 2015: Anchorman 2
1. Anchorman 2 - watched 1/01/2015 What a movie to start the year and this project off with.
I liked Will Ferrell on SNL, but MY SNL was really before his time, so that didn't mark him specifically for me. It was the double-flying-karate-kick combo of Elf (2003) and Anchorman (2004) that set my impression of Will Ferrell. Ron Burgundy seems like someone we all know from the past, even though Will created him just a decade ago. The first film was laugh-out-loud funny but by the time it was over, I was fine being done with Burgundy and his story. I never watched the "lost movie" made up of alternate takes and jokes from the first film that many fans love, and I didn't want or expect to like this movie.
It is, frankly, funnier than it has any right to be. Will appears, at least for me, unable to wear out his comedic welcome. Continuing to cover different eras of time in their jokes, the team behind the film makes an adequate argument to let the party continue with the inevitable Anchorman 3.
It's not ground-breaking, but if you can't get a chuckle or two out of this one, something's broken inside.