Saturday, 26 February 2011
Great Odins Raven!
Lover: Taken from IMDB
“My favorite movie ever. Its Will Ferrel up to his usual shenanigans. I laughed the entire way through this movie, so much that I had to see it a second time to catch all of the jokes. The reason I like it so much, is that its such an easy movie to quote. If you like low level humor that can be crude at times, this one is for you. Do not expect a super plot or a twist, its a comedy. You will laugh so hard you will get that feeling that you cannot breath. The movie features comedy all stars like Will Ferrel, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, and David Coechner who team up together and make a perfect comedy team in this classic comedy.”
Very true, it is one of the most quotable comedies I have ever seen.
Hater: Taken from IMDB
“Doesn't even qualify as a bad SNL sketch because you only have to sit through about 5 minutes of a bad sketch. However, in this case, you have to sit through 2 hours of waiting for a punchline or even a funny moment. I'm a big Ferrell fan, but, this is way off the mark and could of spent those 2 hours on a better movie. The character of Ron Burgundy is poorly developed and his rival/love interest of Christina Applegate is played as well as possible given the material she has to work with. Cameos by Jack Black, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn and others can't save this dying movie. I really feel misled by so many of the people who interview the actors for this film and not a one of them confronted any of the actors on the poorly written script. Definitely one of the worst movies I've ever seen.”
One of the worst films they have seen!? Really? The bit I don’t understand the most is how a “big Ferrell fan” doesn’t get this film? This is one film where the actor as really let off the leash and is fantastically funny. The clearly improved lines of comedy that come into the film are the funniest, so random but so damn quotable and funny.
What I thought:
Let’s face it Will Ferrel was around before this film but this one made a lot of people take notice. His performance is second to none, it’s just a shame that the same type of comedy has not really been pulled off since.
Anchorman is the story of Ron Burgundy (Ferrel), a misogynistic anchorman who is incredibly popular in Sad Diego. He loves his job but when the TV execs decide to hire a co-anchor, storm clouds begin to gather and the thunder really starts when it is revealed that it is a woman. The rest of the film is self-explanatory but hilarious in its delivery!
This type of gross out comedy has always been considered as a more immature way of getting laughs and it is, but Anchorman's humor comes from the fact that all of the characters perform their lines as if they are in a straight talking film. Even the trippy sequence that should seem absurd is totally acceptable.
The most important and indeed funniest thing in this film is Will Ferrels complete immersion in Ron Burgundy. The character is one of the finest comedy characters, that hair, that moustache, those looks to camera and almost everything that comes out of his mouth is quotable. Everything else falls into place around him, along with fantastic cameos, clearly improvised dialogue and some of the silliest sight gags to make its way onto film since Mel Brooks in his heyday.