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Adam McKay's Amazing Anchorman 2 Trailer Breakdown Part II: The Sequel!
The Anchorman 2 director talks us through the trailer’s key moments

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The Decline Of News

Adam McKay’s Amazing Anchorman 2 Trailer Breakdown Part II: The Sequel!

The trailer shifts into a montage of clips that showcase how the quality of news reporting has declined over the decades, from a weatherman with a very graphic penis to a female reporter reporting a man’s obsession with cats ‘as more pussy than he knows what to do with’. We presumed these had all been shot for the movie. Not so.

“Those are all real. Oh yeah. Yeah, that’s real. The news is off the rails, completely and totally off the rails. It’s very hard to do. Fortunately we’re a bit of the prequel to that explosion in the sense that we’re showing how it happened in our movie but if we actually had to parody what’s going on right now in 2013, I don’t think it would be possible. Anything you can think of, they’ve done but back in the innocence of 79, 1980, 81, you can feel that line being crossed so we can play with that. To be able to go back to that moment and put Ron Burgundy in the centre of it was very enjoyable.”

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1 it starts differently depending where you are
it starts with RTE news in Ireland not the BBC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAhR2v_BmIY More

Posted by Paddy Kieran on Friday October 25, 2013, 12:12

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I noticed this was (unsurprisingly) different on the US trailer and featured a US anchor More

Posted by mrwinky99 on Friday October 25, 2013, 10:03

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Getting a bit excited - gosh I hope this is good. Original is one of the great comedies, big pressure to live up to here. I love the idea on page 7 - releasing an alternate movie with new jokes in it. Can see this being a new trend, we already see 6 versions of trailers to try and get people watching as many as possible, why not the whole movie too? More

Posted by sifter132 on Thursday October 24, 2013, 22:59


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