Year of Release: 2013
Director: Adam McKay
Stars: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Meagan Good, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, Kristen Wiig, Judah Nelson, Josh Lawson
Score out of ten (whole numbers only): 6
Adam McKay's features with Will Ferrell are traditionally a bit of an uneven ride: for every inspired joke, there are quite a few that don't work, but that somehow is part of the show that they put on display. "Anchorman 2" tries to tackle the traditional underdog/triumphant hero story, with the irreverence that is traditional with Will Ferrell, and that usually works quite successfully. Some of the supporting characters are not quite equally interesting, namely Steve Carell's Brick Tamland, who is painful to watch (and so sad to waste the talent of the fantastic Kristen Wiig in their scenes together). Though the supporting cast is uniformly there for the ride, this is Will Ferrell's show, and for the most part, it's a funny one to enjoy.