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#1 Posted on 11.7.04 0157.51
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Better than its dodgeball counterpart, Will Ferrell retains his title as comedies new blockbuster man.

Tons of cameos in this one too.

Not oscar winning stuff, just a fun night at the movies!

Over an hour of footage was cut from the theatrical release of this too, so look out for the falls hottest DVD!

Final verdict: See it!

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#2 Posted on 11.7.04 0919.08
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I saw it last night. Very funny stuff.

I was wondering why two clips from the commercials for the movie weren't even IN the movie- now I guess we know.

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#3 Posted on 11.7.04 0931.48
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    Originally posted by tsmstu
    Better than its dodgeball counterpart, Will Ferrell retains his title as comedies new blockbuster man.

    Tons of cameos in this one too.

    Not oscar winning stuff, just a fun night at the movies!

    Over an hour of footage was cut from the theatrical release of this too, so look out for the falls hottest DVD!

    Final verdict: See it!

    (edited by tsmstu on 10.7.04 2358)


I heard an interview with Christina Applegate that said they cut so much footage from the first movie that they are making an entire new movie out of it? Is that what you are talking about? Is it going to be only on the DVD?
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#4 Posted on 11.7.04 1310.09
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I thought the first 30 minutes dragged, but midway through, when they started sniping at each other for the anchor job, it got good. Will Ferrell is the best.
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#5 Posted on 11.7.04 1524.03
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I don't think there has ever been a movie more in tune with my sense of humor ever made. Take that for you will. For example:


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They do the standard bloopers/alternate takes montage over the closing credits. In the middle, for no reason whatsoever, they've stuck a blooper from Smoky and the Bandit II. If that's as hilarious to you as it is to me, you should see this movie right the fuck now.


Will Ferrell is awesome, as usual. Steve Carrell manages to steal every scene he's in. (Giving me hope for the US version of The Office which he'll going to be playing the David Brent role on.)

The best stupid comedy since Billy Madison. Highly recommended.

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#6 Posted on 11.7.04 1744.32
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The battle royal involving all the local stations rocked.

"I stabbed a man in the heart!"
"Yeah, I've been meaning to talk to you about that... You're probably wanted for murder."

Comedy gold.
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#7 Posted on 11.7.04 1757.06
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if the movie does extremely well, they COULD cut another movie out of it one would assume...

But the plans were as of Friday to put out a DVD (like badder santa) with the extra hour in it.

I too noticed that a few parts from the commercial aren't in the film.

This is comedy gold!!
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#8 Posted on 11.7.04 1902.14
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    Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
    I don't think there has ever been a movie more in tune with my sense of humor ever made. Take that for you will.


Well, I was a little underwhelmed. Will Ferrell's done some funny stuff, so I was expecting something a little better. Everyone in the theater seemed to enjoy it though...namely anytime Ferrell openend his mouth. There WERE some funny moments, but I also thought there were a LOT of stupid moments. I thought Carrell's character really clashed and made no sense. Not that I was expecting a drawn-out backstory or actual character development, but his character literally had NO purpose being there. Maybe in "Part 2" he'll have a point.

I dunno...I'm obviously in the minority on this one. See it for yourself.
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#9 Posted on 11.7.04 2143.27
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I was also underwhelmed. Great idea on paper, not that well executed. It had some funny moments, sure, but the potential just wasn't met.

Although after reading Fuzzy's spoiler, I wish I'd stayed through the credits. That would have floored me.
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#10 Posted on 12.7.04 0644.36
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It's finished 2nd (to Spiderman duh) with $28 Million. Which I thought was a nice number untill I went to a top predicting boxoffice site which predicted it would make $42 Million... Come on that's a bit silly.
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#11 Posted on 12.7.04 1958.00
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With some of the comparisons to Dodgeball that I've seen here and elsewhere, I can't help but notice that Vince Vaughn has been a VERY busy man in Hollywood, having roles in both of these movies. He definitely got some laughs as Ferrell's antagonist.

And speaking of rival stations, the huge melee was something to behold and it'll stand out as one of the most insane, funny visuals I've seen at the movies in a long time.


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Saw this on a Friday night. The sudden cameos from Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, and Tim Robbins got HUGE pops! As did the COMPLETELY unexpected cameo from Jack Black. Unexpected and pleasant surprises, indeed.
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#12 Posted on 15.7.04 0737.04
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    Originally posted by It's False
    And speaking of rival stations, the huge melee was something to behold and it'll stand out as one of the most insane, funny visuals I've seen at the movies in a long time.


You have NO idea how badly I wanna do this in my market. Of course, it might not be a fair fight, because two stations are really the same joint, running out of the same building.

At last, a chance to clobber some rivals! But wait...my indy fed's promotOR works at a rival station...do I turn heel and join up with him, or turn on him and stay loyal to my paycheck-givin' folks?

Decisions, decisions...
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#13 Posted on 18.7.04 1437.10
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Saw it last night ... I thought it was just plain gold ... I wanted to go back immmediately and see it again ...

An hour of additional footage?!?!?! ... that's just freakin' great ...
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#14 Posted on 18.7.04 1446.20
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I went to see it again with my parents on Friday night (too bad they don't share the same sense of humor I do.) This is one of the few movies I'd pay to see more than once. And I could see it a third time, too.
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#15 Posted on 19.7.04 2015.43
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Finally saw it yesterday. Good but not great. Old School was better. While I'm not a big fan of the SNL "I'll shout really loud and everything will be funnier" thing, I do like Will Ferrell in general. Being an ex TV employee (and San Diegan in the '70's) I did see alot of recognizable figures based in part on reality. Most of the people I saw it with were in the 15-25 range and were howling throughout, so it hit them more than me. I did LOL at some scenes, and the cameos are cool. I'd say it was worth $4.75.
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#16 Posted on 22.7.04 2353.28
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I went to see Anchorman today, and the advertisements show the best moments of the first half hour of the movie. The entire theatre laughed at the movie, especially during the prologue, where they explain the fate of the stupid weather guy...definately an anti-Bush remark if I'd ever heard one.

I love all the actor cameos there; including Jack Black as the biker, and the trifecta of Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, and Tim Robbins as rival news anchors. Pure gold.

Count me in as one who'll buy this on DVD when it's released.
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#17 Posted on 23.7.04 0725.06
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I wasnt expecting much, but went to see it anyway, partly because of how much I loved OLD SCHOOL and ELF. I was pretty much bored for most of the first part, but was totally entertained with the last hour or so.

A lot of funny stuff "Did you throw a trident?" Classic.

And, Luke Wilson was hilarious when the bear gets him "Oh, now this is just rediculous"

I didnt think Applegate could make it work as well as she did, but I loved it nonetheless.
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