The Anchorman 2 Trailer Is Here, And It Looks Like Hot Garbage

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The Anchorman 2 Trailer Is Here  And It Looks Like Hot Garbage Screenshot from Anchorman 2 trailer June 2013 jpgThere’s no way to say this except the really rude way I already said it in the title — the Anchorman 2 trailer has just arrived on the scene, and it stinks and steams like a pile of hot New York garbage. I guess I figured that since the writers and the director had taken an almost ten year hiatus in between movies, it would give them lots of time to craft new ideas that were just as funny as the first version, but instead it seems to have caused some of the inspiration to melt and drip out of their earholes. No offense. (It’s not rude if I say ‘no offense’ at the end of a sentence, right? I remember that being a thing.)

I guess I’m finally starting to understand why they’re packing this cast with so many celebrity cameos, because it doesn’t seem like the plot is quite solid enough to hold up. So instead of improving the script, let’s throw some money in the air to see if Kanye West and Drake will come dance in it! And put a pie out to cool and see if Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will show up to steal it out of the windowsill. As much as I love those ladies, their presence alone does not a good movie make. Just watch the trailer for yourself.

I hope I’m wrong, but so far it seems like it’s relying a lot on cheesy gags. There are mustaches galore, Paul Rudd in his underwear, and a pretty racist scene where Will Ferrell is at dinner with his girlfriend and her family, perpetuating a lot of black stereotypes. Maybe it’s funny in context, but I can’t imagine how. I’m hopeful that people like Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig can save it, but if we’re going off the trailer alone, I think I’ve already seen enough. Might as well just re-watch the original instead of sending out invites to a whole new pants party, right? Right.