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 Posted:   Aug 1, 2014 - 4:40 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Was really looking forward to the return of the world's worst newscaster (Burgundy) and the worst radio/tv host (Partridge).

ANCHORMAN 2 & ALAN PARTRIDGE were major disappointments.

They each had bits that were funny, to be sure :
the conceit that Burgundy invented "info-tainment'. LOL!
ANd, I loved how the Farrell character was always referrred to as being "Irish" LOL>

But, all in all they failed to live up to their predecessors..

Any other fans bummed out?

bruce

ps yeah, i know ANCHORMAN is technically a 2013 film. Bite me!
smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2014 - 12:10 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

ps yeah, i know ANCHORMAN is technically a 2013 film. Bite me!smile

So is Alan Partridge wink ....I agree with you over Anchorman - just couldn't understand the problem this time round....but I vehemently disagree with you over Alpha Papa...ain't life grand when we have different tastes smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2014 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

ps yeah, i know ANCHORMAN is technically a 2013 film. Bite me!smile

So is Alan Partridge wink ....I agree with you over Anchorman - just couldn't understand the problem this time round....but I vehemently disagree with you over Alpha Papa...ain't life grand when we have different tastes smile


Rather watch Alpha Papa than Anchorman.

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2014 - 4:46 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

ps yeah, i know ANCHORMAN is technically a 2013 film. Bite me!smile

So is Alan Partridge wink endquote]

was this even released theatrically in the USA?

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2014 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

ps yeah, i know ANCHORMAN is technically a 2013 film. Bite me!smile

I agree with you over Anchorman - just couldn't understand the problem this time smile


The 'problem' was they did a less funny remake of the first film > Also, this time there was no heart - i.e. empathy for Burgundy's fall from grace.
ANd, why do they think Carrel's Brick is funny? He is not!
bruce

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2014 - 4:50 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

was this even released theatrically in the USA?

I think so, but only quite recently....but would American audiences get the fact that it is just the latest chapter in a character's life that we have seen develop for over two decades....I don't know....part of the reason I love the movie is because I love the character and how he is written....there are quite a few nods in the movie to his previous exploits...perhaps it is all a bit....I don't know....vague if it is not someone you have followed? Funnily enough, perhaps because of my enjoyment of the character, Alpha Papa is a movie I have a very, very difficult time coming up with an objective opinion of. I couldn't review it if I were paid to, I don't think...

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2014 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

was this even released theatrically in the USA?

I think so, but only quite recently....but would American audiences get the fact that it is just the latest chapter in a character's life that we have seen develop for over two decades....I don't know....part of the reason I love the movie is because I love the character and how he is written....there are quite a few nods in the movie to his previous exploits...perhaps it is all a bit....I don't know....vague if it is not someone you have followed?


I am a HUGE AP fan but the film really made me uncomfortable.
For an American, watching a film where the plot revolves around a hostage situation
is just too close to home to be funny
brm

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2014 - 6:19 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

ANCHORMAN 2 had its moments, but it felt - to me - like yet another comedy where the filmmakers let the improvising get away from them.

The film runs two hours, a far cry from the original's 95 minute running time.

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2014 - 2:22 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

3 replies.
sheesh!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2014 - 12:42 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

ps yeah, i know ANCHORMAN is technically a 2013 film. Bite me!smile

I agree with you over Anchorman - just couldn't understand the problem this time smile


The 'problem' was they did a less funny remake of the first film > Also, this time there was no heart - i.e. empathy for Burgundy's fall from grace.
ANd, why do they think Carrel's Brick is funny? He is not!
bruce


I think the problem is that they like to improvise, they probably had a great time on set, but in the cold light of day the scenes go on forever & are painfully unfunny.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2014 - 4:34 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I haven't seen either of them

That is all.

 
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