8. 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'
Comedy sequels are notoriously tough to pull off. Nobody will be satisfied by merely repeating jokes and gags from the original, but if you change the formula too much you risk alienating fans. Anchorman 2 worked very hard to walk the line by updating the timeframe to the early 1980s and moving the action to New York, but still maintaining the tone of the first one. But the character of Ron Burgundy was simply too familiar, especially after a relentless marketing campaign, and it felt a little too long. Some gags were amazing, especially the fight at the end, but it lacked the freshness of the initial go-round. No movie could possibly have surpassed the original and this was indeed a noble effort, but it's the first one people will be watching years from now, not the sequel.