As is the case with a lot of comedy sequels the second one is just no where near as good. It seems that with Anchorman 2 they tried to make it more funny but fell flat instead. The movie is a disaster which is ashame because Anchorman was pretty good.
Anchorman 2 will not live up to the hype. It will be a good movie and be well-received but overall it will not be the blockbuster the company is hyping it to be. Much of the plot seems to be a review of other films which won't bother many viewers but others will wait for the film to be available for home viewing.
The original Anchorman was released in 2004 and received generally positive reviews. I myself enjoyed the first movie due to the cast line up. With Ferrell 's personality and Carell's Rudd's, and fred willard's screenplay the comedy is easily 7 out of 10. But remember the movie came out 9 years ago. Anchorman was good for 2004 but will 2 be good in 2013 is the real question? My guess probably not. Unless Anchorman 2 changes its early 2000 movie feel it will be a bust. Plus lately Ferell hasn't been that entertaining. I mean "THE OTHER GUYS" was just a 5 out of 10 mediocre film. I mean if you go back Dodgeball, Eurotrip, and White Chicks came out that year and do we need a sequel to those in 2013. One word no. So as my movie going opinion wait for it on netflix and stay home christmas