Post by Horned Gramma on Jun 13, 2011 16:18:29 GMT -8
We re-watched Anchorman the other night. Still not funny. Not at all, really. I have the same problem with it that I have with most of Apatow's toilet babies: almost all of the humor comes from people saying absurdly crass things as loud as possible and intermittent, spontaneous violence.
Anchorman is one of the worst offenders, though, because it is just stupid. I'm sure it would help if I thought that Will Ferrell was funny (outside of the SNL Blue Oyster Cult sketch with Christopher Walken), but probably not much. He is the prototype of the bumbling man-child that is at the center of every comedy blockbuster of the last ten years. His career trajectory is a blueprint for every comedian who leaves his roots in television and stand up far too soon in favor of same/same/same film roles. I'm watching it happen to Zach Galafianakis right now, who is much funnier and far more deserving than Will Ferrell will ever be. And it sucks.
Post by Horned Gramma on Jun 13, 2011 16:21:26 GMT -8
I laughed once - at the one line I remembered from the film the first time I saw it almost ten years ago. "Milk was a bad choice." And even that almost had the humor entirely stripped away by Ferrell's delivery.
I'm watching it happen to Zach Galafianakis right now, who is much funnier and far more deserving than Will Ferrell will ever be. And it sucks.
After the Hangover and it's resulting popularity, I was so happy I saw Zach at Sasquatch the month before, because Zach Galifianakis is never going to be Zach Galifianakis. Dood gon' be typecast even more than ol' Michael Cera.