We had to wait TEN YEARS for Anchorman 2. Ten years. If, like me, you left the movie theater after the long-awaited Ron Burgundy installment wanting more, never fear! A new cut is here!
For one week only, Paramount Pictures will be releasing a new cut of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues in theaters next week. This extended "super size" version adds about 20 extra minutes to the film and most of the gags have been replaced with new ones (763 new jokes to be exact). And it's now R-rated. Yikes.
Director Adam McKay talked to New York Times about the re-cut and says that 95% of the jokes are new.
“We started talking and realized, we can replace every single joke in the movie with another joke, you should feel free to get up, go the bathroom. This is a stitched up, Frankenstein version, with misfires, obscure send-ups and plenty of jokes to match Mr. Ferrell’s off-color jacket.”
If you really love lamp, the super-sized cut of Anchorman: The Legend Continues arrives on February 28th for one week only.
Will you be watching the new cut for even more joyfully obnoxious Burgundy shenanigans, or did the original version sate your appetite? I will definitely be going, but what about you?