I liked Sascha Baron Cohen as “Borat“ and as “Ali G”, his Günter-Wallraff-like fake identities. With both characters, Cohen was able to reveal a lot about those around him because they felt like they could talk more openly. Some of the revelations were shocking.
As a fan of political movies, I was naturally excited to hear that Sascha Baron Cohen was working on a film called “The Dictator”.
But now, just before rushing to the cinema, I watched the trailer. I am glad I did, because otherwise I would have wasted 8 £ or whatever a movie ticket costs. Actually, the films seems so bad, I wouldn’t even want somebody else to waste their money by inviting me to it.
See for yourself:
I have seen enough. If this trailer represents the whole film, this is one of the worst, dumbest, flattest, un-funniest and most superfluous films ever. Don’t watch it! You have been warned.
If you want to see a funny film about a dictator, go for the classic: Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” from 1940. Unsurpassed and unsurpassable.