Personally, Anchorman was an acquired taste. The film wasn’t laugh-out-loud funny the first time around, but during repeat viewings, I’m watching the whole thing through with a silly grin on my face. Hopefully that’ll be the case with Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues because, at the moment, the jokes featured in the new trailer aren’t all that funny. However, Brick’s green-screen mishap at the end certainly is and that gag was instrumental in keeping the sequel’s new promo well out of the bottom three this week.
The Best Stuff
The Hurricane Katrina opening functions as a highly effective attention grabber, but from there, the new trailer for Hours has absolutely no trouble pushing that familiar context into the background and letting the core narrative take over. This is an expertly edited piece that clearly presents the stakes, but rarely the answers, leaving you desperate to know how Paul Walker solves the problem.
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