January 12, 2014
Movie Night: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
Review #526: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
Will Ferrell (Ron Burgundy), Christina Applegate (Veronica Corningstone), Paul Rudd (Brian Fantana), Steve Carell (Brick Tamland), David Koechner (Champ Kind), Fred Willard (Edward Harken), Vince Vaughn (Wes Mantooth), Chris Parnell (Garth Holliday), Fred Armisen (Tino), and Kathryn Hahn (Helen) Directed by Adam McKay.
This film never seems to miss a beat and never stops in a relentless, but fun loving approach for comedy. Ferrell does a fine job, never letting go on trying to make us laugh, and his look (especially that bushy mustache) only seems to contribute to a over the top, but domineering performance. Applegate and Ferrell seem to go well together and have some chemistry, even when they fight each other. The rest of the cast do a good job, and Carell makes an impression even when he isn't talking. It's a decently crafted film that never seems to stop going on its approach, making more than missing on attempts at comedy, and it (unlike films like...#525 - Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls) is enjoyable to watch, in all of its bizarre, but coherent manner. It's a silly, but memorable film that seems to be quoted from even to this day. Stay classy, San Diego.
Overall, I give it 8 out of 10 stars.