Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Anchorman 1 & 2 directed by Adam McKay

Reviewed by Nancy Snipper

“Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy”   
Chaos and calamity in the news ... made funny

Meet anchorman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and his crazy TV News 4 team. Things are fine and funny with Ron in front of the lens, but when new reporter. Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), joins them, she soon shows she is much better then Ron, but he falls hard for her. Their romance though is rivaled by their professional competitiveness. Soon Veronica becomes the anchor as Ron doesn’t show up on time, having been in a vehicular accident involving throwing a burrito out his car window which it lands on a motorcyclist. Slapstick, implausible plot and ridiculously exaggerated characters create the desired effect: to laugh out loud. Steve Carell is very funny as Brick Tamland, the weatherman. He really delivers deadpan comedy.

“Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”   
so ridiculous, its’ funny
Will Ferrell as co-anchor Ron Burgundy makes a come-back as he rounds up his old news team to square off against a new rival who takes the news seriously as well as his looks. But Ron decided to present fascicle sensationalistic and bathroom humour news that spikes the ratings sky-high for the GNN (Global Network News). First he was fired with his wife taking over as an anchor and now he’s back in the game and his ego flies high. Setbacks including blindness and loneliness change his character and he longs to be a better dad and regain his wife even the best of actors are willing to play a tiny bit moment of a role in if the film stars Will Ferrel. You either love him or hate him. Vulgar jokes and profanity somehow work as Ferrell makes fun of everyone in broadcasting. Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner make a good team for Ferrell and for Ron Burgundy.

(This film was viewed, compliments of Le SuperClub Videotron, 5000, rue Wellington, in Verdun,  Quebec.)
(Ce film a été visionné, avec les compliments de Le SuperClub Videotron, 5000, rue Wellington, à Verdun, Québec.)