Finally: “Anchorman 2″ trailer debuts

posted at 7:21 pm on June 19, 2013 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate. I was going to write a post about the director of “Man of Steel” claiming that it’s more acceptable for overseas audiences to make Superman an American now that Obama’s president, but I’d rather blog this instead. What’s left to say about Hollywood liberals being jerky? And wrong, of course: If there’s any one theme that’s dominating political media today, it’s the fact that the rapprochement with Europe that Hopenchange was supposed to bring about hasn’t exactly gone as planned. As one contributor to Der Spiegel put it in criticizing Obama for the “soft totalitarianism” of America’s surveillance state, he’s gone from “yes we can” to “yes we scan.”

Anyway. I can’t lie: I’m less optimistic about “Anchorman 2″ after watching this than I was yesterday. The teaser trailers were perfect but, as I’ve said before, if you think they can’t possibly screw up an “Anchorman” movie go get a copy of “Wake Up, Ron Burgundy” and suffer through the horrible tedium of some of the first movie’s deleted scenes. There is risk here. In particular, the set piece near the end of this clip of Ron and his girlfriend having dinner with her family feels like a slightly more outre version of a bit that “The Jeffersons” might have done 35 years ago. Even so, it’s bound to be funnier (considerably funnier) than, say, “The Hangover” because the first movie was mostly improv, I think, and when you have a nucleus this talented that’s free to riff, you’re bound to mine some gold. Give them a basic plot outline with skeleton dialogue, then turn on the cameras and film for, say, 20 hours. Inevitably there’ll be 90 minutes of good-to-great material in there. Won’t there?


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I refuse to line the pockets of that liberal piece of trash who started Funny Or Die as a cultural political tool.

ButterflyDragon on June 19, 2013 at 7:27 PM

I’ll wait till it’s in the dollar theatres…

workingclass artist on June 19, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Don’t stop believing, Allah.

Nessuno on June 19, 2013 at 7:28 PM

workingclass artist on June 19, 2013 at 7:28 PM

You spelled download it wrong.

Capitalist Hog on June 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM

I refuse to line the pockets of that liberal piece of trash who started Funny Or Die as a cultural political tool.

ButterflyDragon on June 19, 2013 at 7:27 PM

You know, I’m boycotting Will Ferrell too because I pretty much despise him..buttt I’m breaking my boycott for Anchorman 2..the first one was hilarious and I have to check this out

sadsushi on June 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM

workingclass artist on June 19, 2013 at 7:28 PM

You spelled download it wrong.

Capitalist Hog on June 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM

nah…I don’t want bad russian porn on my mac.

It’s only a dollar at the local…and I’ll bring my own grub.

I’m classy that way.

*snicker*

workingclass artist on June 19, 2013 at 7:34 PM

I refuse to line the pockets of that liberal piece of trash who started Funny Or Die as a cultural political tool.

ButterflyDragon on June 19, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Can’t we put aside politics even for a minute and recognize that humor is universal? Even good political humor will make people on both sides laugh.

vegconservative on June 19, 2013 at 7:34 PM

I give it two-three weeks to downgrade to the local dollar theatre.

Farrell is on a career downslide.

workingclass artist on June 19, 2013 at 7:36 PM

I saw about 25 minutes of Anchorman 1 then turned it off.

Electrongod on June 19, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Can’t we put aside politics even for a minute and recognize that humor is universal? Even good political humor will make people on both sides laugh.

vegconservative on June 19, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Not with Will Ferrell, he is a particularly nasty piece of work that has no qualms about depicting conservatives and conservative ideals in the worst possible way at every opportunity.

Funny or Die is nothing more than a vehicle to bash anything and everything Ferrell and his liberal buddies disagree with. All under the guise of “comedy”.

ButterflyDragon on June 19, 2013 at 7:40 PM

I’ll wait till it’s in the dollar theatres…

workingclass artist on June 19, 2013 at 7:28 PM

I’ll wait until it’s at Redbox…

ladyingray on June 19, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Can’t we put aside politics even for a minute and recognize that humor is universal? Even good political humor will make people on both sides laugh.

vegconservative on June 19, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Not really. Their disdain for those who don’t agree with their world view, makes them harsh, crude and clumsy in their attempts at humor.

vityas on June 19, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Can’t we put aside politics even for a minute and recognize that humor is universal? Even good political humor will make people on both sides laugh.

vegconservative on June 19, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Be my guest.

hawkdriver on June 19, 2013 at 7:47 PM

the first one was hilarious and I have to check this out

sadsushi on June 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM

No; it was stupid. It had funny moments but the movie was pretty bad overall.

lorien1973 on June 19, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Can’t we put aside politics even for a minute and recognize that humor is universal? Even good political humor will make people on both sides laugh.

vegconservative on June 19, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Conservatives can and often do, but progressives rarely seem capable of doing so. I think a lot of us are sick and tired of it.

sharrukin on June 19, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Sequels almost always suck because there is so much expectation that they can’t reach the second time around.

Bitter Clinger on June 19, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Will Farrell????……..Neg-Ah-Tory!

He is Unfunny, acts like Jim Carrey and Tom Cruise…….which means……he plays the same person all the time…..because he’s not acting.

PappyD61 on June 19, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Didn’t they do that table scene in that Ashton Kutcher/Bernie Mac movie that was a bad knockoff of “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?” where the White guy gets in trouble with the black family for telling stupid jokes ?

SouthernGent on June 19, 2013 at 8:02 PM

Originality in Hollywood strikes again………..not so much.

Bitter Clinger on June 19, 2013 at 8:09 PM

James Gandolfini died, he was only 51… Whoa, I would’ve guessed much older.

Fallon on June 19, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Pay money to see a Will Ferrell movie? Not so much.

Pay good money and stand in line all day … in the rain … behind a family of SARS-afflicted, Dog Pao eating Chinese immigrants for the opportunity to punch Will Ferrell in the face? Oh yeah, definitely.

M240H on June 19, 2013 at 8:16 PM

I’ll wait till it’s in the dollar theatres…

workingclass artist on June 19, 2013 at 7:28 PM

I’ll wait until it’s at Redbox…

ladyingray on June 19, 2013 at 7:40 PM

I’ll wait until Ed reviews it. If he does.

22044 on June 19, 2013 at 8:18 PM

And, George Zimmer was fired… Can anyone say “We stood with Occupy Wall Street” and lost our clients? LOL

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/11/picture-of-the-day-mens-wearhouse-stands-with-occupy-wall-street/247782/

No, I don’t care about Anchorman 2. Will Ferrell gives me the willies. Ickers x 100.

Fallon on June 19, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Oh, btw, I’m wearing a bunny suit.

Fallon on June 19, 2013 at 8:20 PM

And, George Zimmer was fired… Can anyone say “We stood with Occupy Wall Street” and lost our clients? LOL

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/11/picture-of-the-day-mens-wearhouse-stands-with-occupy-wall-street/247782/

No, I don’t care about Anchorman 2. Will Ferrell gives me the willies. Ickers x 100.

Fallon on June 19, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Maybe Joseph A. Bank needs a new pitchman.

22044 on June 19, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Oh, btw, I’m wearing a bunny suit.

Fallon on June 19, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Tribute to ALT?

22044 on June 19, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Will Farrell is the un-funniest actor of our time. Check that, he is 2nd worst behind Jack Black.

BierManVA on June 19, 2013 at 8:36 PM

I loved the first one because it was so unexpected. But I’ll bet this one is a bomb.

Warner Todd Huston on June 19, 2013 at 8:37 PM

James Gandolfini died, he was only 51… Whoa, I would’ve guessed much older.

Fallon on June 19, 2013 at 8:12 PM

I just read that at Ace’s. What the hell?

And yeah, I’d have thought he was well into his 50s when the Sopranos ended. Maybe that was a clue to his health.

MadisonConservative on June 19, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Will Farrell is the un-funniest actor of our time. Check that, he is 2nd worst behind Jack Black.

BierManVA on June 19, 2013 at 8:36 PM

You were right the first time. Black was at least mildly amusing in High Fidelity.

MadisonConservative on June 19, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Tribute to ALT?

22044 on June 19, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Yup. Been wearing it all day… It’s getting kinda gamey. I’ve got enough for everybody if you want one.

http://favim.com/orig/201106/01/bunny-costume-old-photo-rabbit-sepia-vintage-Favim.com-62821.jpg

Fallon on June 19, 2013 at 9:21 PM

I give it two-three weeks to downgrade to the local dollar theatre.

Farrell is on a career downslide.

workingclass artist on June 19, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Yes, like Jim Carrey a schtick can only last so long.

rickv404 on June 19, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Ironically, the first Anchorman seems more fitting for today’s Berlin extravaganza.

BKeyser on June 19, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Yeah Steve Carrell will probably face the same fate…….one trick pony.

And yes Jack Black, unnnnnnnfunny.

We goy suckered into watching that hideous piece of garbage “Gulliver something” with Jack Black.

One of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. But no movie…..is as bad as “First Family” with Bob Newhart and Gilda Radner.

PappyD61 on June 19, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Yup. Been wearing it all day… It’s getting kinda gamey. I’ve got enough for everybody if you want one.

http://favim.com/orig/201106/01/bunny-costume-old-photo-rabbit-sepia-vintage-Favim.com-62821.jpg

Fallon on June 19, 2013 at 9:21 PM

LOL – ALT and all her spawns!

22044 on June 19, 2013 at 9:44 PM

I’m still trying to recover from two people telling me that “Hangover” was the funniest movie they had ever seen.

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 9:55 PM

I’ll wait till it’s in the dollar theatres…

workingclass artist on June 19, 2013 at 7:28 PM

I’ll wait till it’s hand-delivered to my home by a buck naked Angelina Jolie, holding in her teeth a rose and in her hand a check for $10,000 made out to the NRA.

TXUS on June 20, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Sorry, Wil Ferrell gets not one dime of my money.

PJ Emeritus on June 20, 2013 at 11:34 AM

I had to watch the original twice before it was funny to me, which makes me want to see the trailer for the first movie and see if it’s a little stupid too. Is it still out there somewhere?

Also, is that Lanie, the ME from Castle?

Tanya on June 20, 2013 at 7:23 PM