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Anchorman sequel raises monumental expectations

Julia Schorr

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.”

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Chase Gornbein ’16 is always looking to push and challenge himself. He likes to test his mental and physical strength whenever possible.

Usually, Gornbein finds his fill of thrill in taking his running to the next level on the track (like with his unreal under-five-minute best mile time). Not only does he enjoy the difficulty of running, but the relaxation it brings along as well.

“I enjoy running because I have the ability to release all of my emotions and let it out on the track,” Gornbein said.

Another way that Gornbein has recently decided to do this is by writing for Inklings. He compares letting his emotions out by running to letting off steam by writing, the only difference being that the track has become the pad of paper.

“I always loved reading the school paper and thought it’d be a really unique experience to try writing for it,” he said.

Although this is his first year as an official Staff Writer, his career actually debuted last year with a story about a Staples student auditioning for “The Voice.”

        Although he started simple, Gornbein’s big dream is to be a journalist for the New York Times.

He hopes that the skills he has developed through challenging himself in running will carry into his writing.

For example, Gornbein says that the discipline he has acquired from running has helped him to “stick to a structure and be organized” in writing. He hopes that his mastered discipline will work to his advantage in someday obtaining a job writing for the New York Times.


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