This was not a good film.
Terrible acting, screenplay and direction.
Excellent, Without a doubt!!
It’s not bad or unwatchable but despite the amplitude of the spectacle, the end result is underwhelming.
This is a great film starring the hilarious Will Ferrell who plays Ron Burgandy the manly news anchor broadcasting live from the 1970s San Diego. The film looks great and the recreation to a time gone by is incredibly accurate. Of course it is the performances that will have you in splits and everyone from Paul Rudd to Steve Carrell is outstanding, as is Christina Applegate. Will Ferrell however towers over everyone-this is his movie and Ron Burgandy is a character I know is bound to become legendary.
This picture got a tremendous sort of cult following because of its peculiar dry humor. It's a kind of humor that means to be very virile and "classy". The Anchorman is basically the official license for boys to be boys: look sharp, show off, be competitive in the silliest of ways, be all-out macho and consider what they're doing to be the only and best way.So they got the whole gang here: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Koechner, Vince Vaughn... and quite a few cameos throughout the picture (nothing particularly funny, just wacky cameos)... and pushed big name star power with a clear-but-simple game plan, and along the way a few memorable quotable passages and jokes.None of the characters are particularly remarkable or funny and they easily could've made Carell's character for example funnier, but the point is to play ball and be silly with it, so at that it's some fun to be had. It's not particularly stale after a while but it isn't quite a fascinating watch: they did well enough to hold it all up together while slipping in scenes they apparently had intended to use anyways ('Afternoon Delight', the major brawl with all the cameos, or some of the anchorman in-studio prank stuff).Side-note: the fact this got such a strong cult following if anything is sad, because it really only is just another Hollywood comedy with the usual big name gang with a theme, a plot, and a few jokes to be remembered. But people quote this like it's a major classic, use characters' portraits as avatars or signatures on websites and forums... like the film was some kind of a classic when it's so much more benign really !6.5/10.
Not only did I not think I would like this movie, I didn't actually want to like it. So when I found myself laughing, I was trying to suppress it like I was laughing in the back of class, which only made it funnier of course. It falls down in lots of places, but it is funny and you will laugh.
Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron BurgundyYes, its an odd world, but hey it's their creation and they nail it pretty much and turns out its interesting and funny.