"Anchorman" rarely strays from the romantic comedy playbook when it comes to the film's main storyline, lending the proceedings an overwhelming sense of familiarity. Thank goodness, then, for the film's insanely quotable script (which has been quoted ad nauseam) and the moments of genuine absurdity sprinkled throughout, like an impromptu jazz flute solo or Jack Black's angry biker punting a dog off a bridge.
It's just sad to see that Steve Carell is the only funny character in this. A waste of time, almost every joke is less funny than a small fart. It's not even worth to talk about cinema, in fact that must be the biggest joke and in this case it's a hit !
This is one movie where Will Ferrell definitely got caught with his pants down. There were a lot of ways a movie like this could have gone but Apatow managed to find a way to sell the concept way short.
The logic of Anchorman (and the lack thereof in some cases) makes it good for a laugh. If it's possible for someone to take the men's attitude in this movie seriously, that they're the only ones deserving of air time and admiration, then this isn't a movie for that person. When Brick yelps out that a lady's period can attract bears, I never, ever laughed so hard in a theater.