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Kurt Loder Reviews Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

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Paramount Pictures

One understands why Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay waited so many years to follow up Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. That 2004 hit, which they co-wrote, seemed to take wild non-sequitur humor as far as it could go—its scabrous raunch approached perfection. A sequel would have to expand upon the earlier film's concept of a preening TV nitwit amok in the happy-talk local-news scene of the 1970s. Kurt Loder poses the question: Could such a movie ever be more than a re-tread?