Anchorman sequel raises monumental expectations

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Julia Schorr

Chase Gornbein, Staff Writer

Since 2004, Ron Burgundy and his inglorious mustache have taken over the comedy world, with the release of the movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

This movie left viewers rolling on the floor with laughter. It turned out to be a massive success, making $28.4 million in the opening week, and $90.6 million worldwide in its total theatrical run. It left viewers begging for more.

However, a sequel seemed a bit surreal, until now.

Finally, after nine years of waiting, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues will premiere in movie theaters on December 20th, 2013.

Students at Staples have longed to watch the release of the new Anchorman for what seemed like an eternity.

Harrison Ames ’16 said he has been waiting for months.

“ I expect it to be movie of the year and a film that nobody will forget.”

Ames also said, “The anticipation hurts because of how good it is going to be. The first Anchorman blew my mind away, and so will this one.”

Jared Himmel ’16 is very excited to see the new film as well. “I plan on seeing it at the midnight premiere. The first one was so funny.”

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues will have a very similar cast to that of  first movie, consisting of Will Ferrell, resuming his role as the main character Ron Burgundy. Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and Jim Carrey will also star.

Weaving together four of the funniest comedians of the 21st century will guarantee another blockbuster hit for director Adam McKay, students predicted.

What Ben Thaw ’16 looks forward to the most is the cast reunion.

“This will be amazing.”

A number of students said they can’t believe the sequel can match up to the original. Jason Chaskin ’14 is in this camp.

“It would be impossible to be as good because the first one was the best comedy movie of all time,” Chaskin  said.

However, Chaskin said that he won’t be able to resist  seeing the sequel because he “misses the mustaches.”