Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Ron Burgundy Has Salon Quality Hair And Admits He Doesn't Read Jet Magazine In The First Trailer For ANCHORMAN 2
While I know many of you are probably excited about the upcoming film, I couldn't get past the first 30 minutes of the first film so my enthusiasm for this is dismal. But since I know many of you are fans, I'm posting this here for you today.
If you're unfamiliar with the hoopla, the concept goes a little something like this: Will Ferrell stars as Ron Burdundy, a "top-rated" newsman in the San Diego area. The first film, which came out in 2004, was set in the 70s, so much of the humor and wardrobe were fitting for the era. Ron's relative empire began to crumble when a hot new anchorwoman, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) threatens his position. Shenanigans ensued.
Flash forward nearly a decade later and we're now in the 80s watching Ron and his crew do much of the same, but seemingly with a bit more cultural references (at least, as referenced in scenes with Meagan Good in the trailer below) told in a jokey-joke manner (kinda sorta).
Catch a full synopsis of the plot after the jump (courtesy of Indiewire's The Playlist):
With the 70's behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) - All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy…while taking New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.
As mentioned above Paul Rudd and Steve Carrell return for the sequel, which also added (along with Good) Kristen Wiig, John C. Reilly, James Marsden, Liam Neeson, Harrison Ford (who I hope is playing his Morning Glory character), Nicole Kidman, Jim Carrey, and Kirsten Dunst, to name a few all-stars. So it sounds like they've really gone for broke on this.
I'm not gonna lie, the trailer did make me laugh--only because Wiig makes me laugh even when she's not saying a word. Full disclosure: I'd only see this film for her (so I hope she has more than a cameo).
Anyway, check out the trailer and leave your thoughts below:
ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES comes to theaters December 20th.