[Movie Review] The Dictator 大独裁者落难记

Hi Huneybees,

It's the weekend, let's hang loose and watch a comedy ya? 

Sacha Baron Cohen is best known for creating comedic characters that often walk the line between silly caricatures and sly social satires that mirror our own stereotypes. Ali G: IndahouseBorat and Brüno were all super clear evidence that Cohen has something to say, and that he has no problem having a little fun while doing so.

With his latest film, The Dictator < 大独裁者落难记>, Cohen has offered up his most cohesive film yet – some might "suspect" whether he’s laughing with us or at us, or whether or not you enjoy the punch line, I can only tell you watch the film with an open mind, just enjoy the movie...

Anna Farris and Sacha Baron Cohen.

The Dictator is a 2012 comedy film co-written by and starring Sacha Baron Cohen. His fourth feature film in a leading role, it is "the heroic story of a North African dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed", according to distributor Paramount Pictures. The film is directed by Larry Charles, who previously directed Baron Cohen's mockumentaries Borat and Brüno. Cohen, in the role of Admiral General Aladeen, a dictator from the fictional country of the Republic of Wadiya, stars alongside Anna Faris and Ben Kingsley. The Dictator is dedicated to the memory of Kim Jong-il.

Megan Fox is one of the few celebrity guest stars in the movie.
The Dictator is a raunchy comedy, and although Cohen and Faris (and the parade of comedic and celebrity guest stars *Open your eyes wide to spot*) are all amusing, there is a distinct sense throughout the film that you’ve seen this all before. When the jokes hit, they really hit hard! There was so many instant, I had to cover my mouth for fear of laughing to loud (where's my manners right?). Even though some of the jokes were pretty low-rung stereotypes or gross out jokes, the whole cinema was roaring with laughter throughout the whole film.

The film is not just all about silly laughs and jokes, it sometimes make one think about the political world as well. Actually, it kept reminding me of the phrase "Make Love, Not War". Although it makes jokes of people from other countries (which some of you might find it offensive), but wouldn't it be nice if everyone could just laugh everything off instead of plotting and making war against right?

Rating: M18  Sexual Humour and Nudity I Running time: 83 min (1 hr 23 min)
Official Release Date: 14 June 2012 I View trailer: http://www.republicofwadiya.com/