Valissa Smith is managing partner of www.itsallaboutHER.com, an online resource for women. She is a proud member of the Kansas City Film Critics Circle. You can watch Valissa's movie reviews Fridays at 11:00 a.m.on the KSHB-TV Midday Newscast.
Itís the 80ís and like most television anchors and reporters, San Diegoís top rated newsman from the 70Ďs just got the boot while his news team has long moved on to lives outside of television. But something new is happening to television news: the 24-hour news channel GNN and they are looking for anchors to work all hours of the day and night.
With a round-up of his news buddies, Brian Fantana, Champ Kind, and Brick Tamland, Ron Burgundy and the boys head to Manhattan where the competition is fierce. Through ratings races, personal injury, love struggles and parenting woes Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues manages to supply the audience with what they came for: a new round of one-liners to share with their friends.
There are a few things that make this ridiculous movie fun to watch: A) which new one-liner will strike a cord with the audience which is now B) made up of many ages. The early 20Ďs crowd barely old enough for the PG-13 rating when it came in 2004 have turned it into a cult film. And C) itís fun to see the multitude of great actors who make cameo appearances.
No, the script isnít fabulous (if there even was one?) but early in the film catching Christina Applegate smirking at a Ron Burgundy line was priceless, and just knowing the actors off camera are having a blast making this buffoonery feels a little like youíre in on a joke. And yes, there are a few one-liners to take home too, and at least one was very familiar. Fun!
Quotes from Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Ron: Milk was a bad choice.
Ron: Who the hell is Julius Ceasar? You know I donít follow the NBA!
Ron: I killed four men in Okinawa and that was two weeks ago.
Ron: Suicide makes me hungry, I donít care what anybody says.
Ron: By the hymen of Olivia Newton-John!
Ron: it doesnít matter whose fault the break-up was, I was stubborn, you were like a mentally ill whore from the 1800ís.
Brick: I can always guess how many jellybeans are in a jellybean jar, even if Iím wrong.
Ron: Is that your foot between my legs? Oh, sorry, it was my hand.
Ron: I donít want to sound mean, but youíre a stupid son of a bitch.
Brick: Your hair is like wet popcorn.
FAVORITE QUOTES FROM Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgunday
Ron: I love scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly.
Brick: I read somewhere their periods attract bears. Bears can smell the menstruation.
Ron: Iím very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.
Veronica: You look like a blueberry.
Champ: It is anchorman, not anchorlady. and that is a scientific fact.
Ron: Itís so damn hot. Milk was a bad choice.
Ron: What? You pooped in the refrigerator? and you ate the whole wheel of cheese? Howíd you do that? Heck, Iím not even mad; thatís amazing.
Ron: Donít act like youíre not impressed.
Brian: Theyíve done studies, you know. 60 percent of the time, it works every time.
Brick: I love lamp.
Arruga! = 0
Fidget Factor = 0
Age Range = 13 and up
Overall Grade = C+