The Dictator-This is not the kind of movie I would like to watch, however I think it looks funny for people who appreciate this kind of humor. I saw Borat, and I think that The Dictator would be better if it involved more real situations with real reactions instead of simple acting. That being said, I don’t think it will be as good as other Sacha Baron Cohen movies. This is the kind of film I would watch if it were there, but I wouldn’t go seeking it out.
I didn’t think the WTF joke was that funny, but the part with the race looked really funny just because it looked so ridiculous. I believe that Borat was really his best, and I don’t think this can be better. However, in the midst of recent events, this movie is very relevant and provides a comedic viewpoint to things going on in the Middle East. That would be interesting to see. This seems to have a lot of slapstick shocking comedy.
I don’t know if I like being shocked into laughter. I feel like this movie could be very good or a real flop. It also looks like they are making fun of Ghadafi, which is not difficult since he dresses up like a crazy person! I hope to see some good performances from other actors in the movie as the Sacha Baron Cohen movies usually tend to be a one man show. I really hope they aren’t just milking it to get another movie out of him. That would just suck!
The Dictator presents it’s self to be another laugh out loud comedy from the hysterical actor and screenplay Sacha Baron Cohen. Megan Fox stars in The Dictator which is pretty funny and surprising. Cohen has a wonderful ability to allow us to see the light hearted side of politics and poke fun at ourselves. With cast mates such as John C. Reiley this movie promises to a blockbuster. This movie appears to be full of “Is he really going to do that?” moments, you don’t know whether to laugh, cry, or keep awkwardly silent. Cohen keeps the movie current with pop culture references such at the Kardashian family, keeping you wanting more! Megan Fox also makes an appearance in this movie as herself. Whether you love or hate the mockery type movies Cohen creates you have to give him credit for his boldness. The exaggerated costumes and overtly stereotypes may borderline racist but are relevant to the current political issues we are facing. This movie is definitely something you would not want your children watching, the subject material is too racy, and vulgar. If you were not a fan of other Cohen films then you probably will not be too fond of this one. I expect to see this movie in the theater when it comes out, expecting a comedy that may offend a few, or even many, but will make me laugh and repeat movie lines for days!
Directed by Larry Charles, starring Sacha Baron Cohen. The trailer begins with real-world captures of Obama, Hillary, and the British guy whose name I can never remember talking smack about a dictator. Cut to convoys in the desert and long shots of exotic desert cities somewhere in the Middle East. I groan inwardly: more guns, shoot ‘em ups, and explosions. But, no. It’s Borat! …Well, not really. But imagine Borat running a country… If you thought Borat and Bruno were hilarious, then this The Dictator is surely for you. I generally don’t laugh out loud at all, my sense of humor syncs perfectly with Sacha Baron Cohen’s. It’s hilariously stupid. The Dictator represents some sort of peculiar amalgam of Borat and Saddam Hussein. Obviously combining a genocidal maniac with an imaginary mysogonystic Muslim is something we can all agree is just hilarious. Thr trailer depicts a few not-too-subtle gags and pop references — Cohen’s girlfriend is “much less hairy” than any of the Kardashians, as anyone can see. And there’s the gag where the Dictator is sure to win a race, since he jumps the gun, shoots racers who are gaining on him, and the two men holding the finish line (a length of double-ply toilet paper) run toward him. It’s flat-out ridiculous, but somehow Cohen keeps it from lapsing into utter idiocy (well, no, he doesn’t but never mind). But sometimes Cohen’s humor crosses the line (at least defined by me): “Ah, America,” simpers The Dictator, “Birthplace of AIDS!” If that line occasions hilarity in you, get help. That said, I’ll probably go see it.