This is the final review for today, I promise!
This wasn’t a story so much as it was a string of barely-related, way too long “gags”. None of them were funny, and quite a few were the result of a certain form of sequel-itis, namely the “You loved it when they did this in the first one. Here they are doing it MORE!” variety.
There were a few times when I thought the movie was going to redeem itself by becoming a commentary on the current state of TV news, but then they’d go right back into the “Yelling makes things funny, right?” stuff.
Ron Burgundy worked in the original movie because he was an exaggeration of the 1970s that he was surrounded by. This movie stripped him and his news pals of their natural habitat.
The characters in the original were meant to be parodies, but they became parodies of themselves this time around.
They didn’t try very hard to make this look or feel like the ’80s. A few token references and background props is all.
This is one of those movies I disliked so much that I wish there had been more to take points off for. As it stands, there was only enough for 1 point deduction, though.
The amount of times I laughed while watching this is equal to the amount of times I want to see it again: Zero.