Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Rated 2.0

Anchorman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) strides into the 1980s, with the wind still rattling through his empty blow-dried head, his trusted (and equally dimwitted) news team at his side (Steve Carell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd), all intent on making their mark on a new 24-hour cable news channel. Fans of the 2004 hit won't be disappointed—but then, if they liked the first movie, their bar wasn't all that high in the first place. Truth is, Ferrell and co-writer and director Adam McKay squeezed all the laughs there were out of their tissue-thin premise the first time around; there's nothing here but a handful of limp chuckles. Once again, there are multiple star cameos (Tina Fey, Jim Carrey, Vince Vaughn—oh, just about everybody), and once again the movie is about an hour and 45 minutes too long.