Will Ferrell is back as Ron Burgundy, the hapless newscaster who has now married his co-host Veronica Corningstone. Ron unfortunately finds out from his hero news presenter Mack Harken (Harrison Ford) that he is the worst presenter he has ever seen, and offers his wife the job on prime time news.
This leads Ron onto a downward spiral in which he loses his job and his wife to end up as an MC at Sea World, where a suicide attempt goes horribly wrong. He is then thrown a lifeline as the world’s first 24 hour news channel is about to launch and he re-assembles his old crew with Champ, Brick and Brian Fantana.
The film again is the rise and fall of Ron Burgundy as he must come to terms with the changing world and set his truth for the news back on the right path, as his morals are tested so he can be the best in the business.
Will Ferrell again falls back in to the style of the character with ease with some typical great one liners, some classic jazz flute solos and another news team fight but on grander scale. It’s great to see Will smith, Liam Neeson, Kanye West and other great stars come together for a battle to death.
Anchorman follows the same formula as the last one just on a grander scale. It takes various grown up themes such as corruption and drugs and throwing the childish character of Ron Burgundy at it. Audiences will see him smoking crack, coming to terms with a black woman being in charge and how to deal with being a father. It’s a great way to just see some mindless comedy!