YMMV / Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

  • Base-Breaking Character: Chani, Brick's love interest. Some find her funny, others find her tedious and irritating and only adding to Brick's Flanderization.
  • Broken Base: The end fight scene. While it was pretty much mandatory after the memorable fight scene in the first movie, some felt that this one went on far too long and got far too ridiculous to be funny.
  • Contested Sequel: While the film has received a positive response from critics (its score on Rotten Tomatoes is even higher than the original), fans have split into three camps: It's not as good as the original and is a victim of Sequelitis, a worthy sequel that is still good even though the original is a Tough Act to Follow or the rare group that finds it an Even Better Sequel.
  • Crazy Awesome: The last fight in the movie, involving the ghost of Stonewall Jackson that eats souls, a Minotaur, Ron's former boss turning into a were-hyena, the psychiatrist turning out to have psychic powers, Wes Mantooth coming to save the Channel 4 Team by threatening Lame and his goons by attempting Taking You with Me and Kanye West, Will Smith, Jim Carrey, Marion Cotillard, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Liam Neeson, and Sacha Baron Cohen showing up to fight as newscasters.
    • And a Greek goddess played by Kirsten Dunst gives the signal to start the game.
  • Ending Fatigue: Some found the ending fight went on for far too long.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Early on in the R-rated cut, Ron Burgundy is fired for, among other things, making out with Veronica live on television. A few years after its release, the Great Hollywood Sex Scandal of 2017 proved that that really could happen—and not only that, the consequences could be even more damaging in real life.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Numerous during the big final battle but special mention goes to the ghost of Stonewall Jackson as played by John C. Reilly.
  • Retroactive Recognition: A very odd one: There's a second-long shot of a cab driver after Ron and Linda leave her family's house. The cab driver would later go on to play the Killer in Too Many Cooks.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Brian Fantana and Champ Kind aren't given nearly as much screen time as they are in the first film, especially compared to Brick.
  • Trailer Joke Decay: The green screen joke gets this. As does the slo-mo Winnebago crash.