Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Oh God: Please Please Please Let This Happen

When Inky and I went to Australia back in '05 we were deeply immersed in our Anchormania. We could hardly go more than a few minutes without quoting the 2004 movie "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy." Our sickness got so acute, the we even began quoting "Wake Up Ron Burgundy" which was the alternate cut movie that was released right to DVD.

Now, after four years, the words of Ron, Brick, Champ and Brian are just a part of our lexicon. The movie was eminently quotable, but my obsession with it was based more on the people around me, both at home and at work, who conversed with me in Anchormanees. We all thought the dream died back in '05, once the hype died down, and the last of the ironic Anchorman themed tee shirts were sold at Hot Topic.

But now there's hope that it will live and breathe again! Adam McKay, the director of the first film, has said that he hopes to get the cast back together to make a second (or third depending on how you look at it) film. I don't know if they would pick up where the last movie left off, or if it would be a prequel, or it they will be on a rocket to the moon, and I don't care. Let the critics say that it is stupid and lowbrow, and I'll go see it all the same.

Neato gang!



XL said...

Making this movie would be one decision no one would immediately regret! We can only hope that this time Dorothy Mantooth has a cameo...

Angry Inky said...