The Dictator - 4 out of 5
I'm not going to try and give my usual summary of this movie. Instead, I'm going to give the synopsis the studio gave for this one because it's hilarious and better than anything my feeble mind can come up with...The Dictator is "the heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed."
That's is poetry!
|That reminds me, I need shorter shorts for when I'm running.|
|I'm just going to glance over the fact that Ben Kingsley|
clearly doesn't care about having a respectable dramatic
career anymore...but we knew that when he did The Love Guru.
In a word...yes.
|Why can't this greeting take hold in America?|
Just kidding. While The Dictator is not Sacha Baron Cohen's greatest work (or funniest) it's still a fun movie that pokes fun at vile subjects like disrespecting women, rape, violence, homophobia and racism by presenting it in an ironic way, showcasing it in such an over-the-top manner that you can't help but either be offended by it or laugh your rear end off at it....basically you're usual Sacha Baron Cohen stuff.
|So there's a joke in the film that the Dictator sleeps with Megan Fox and gives her|
herpes...now you now it's fictional because it would have been HER giving it to HIM.
After an attempt is made on the life of the oppressive dictator of the fictional North African Republic of Wadiya, Admiral General Aladeen is forced to try and stop his vindictive Uncle Tamir (Ben Kingsley) who set up an imposter to bring democracy to the Republic in order for its borders to be opened for oilmen to come and drill, baby, drill.
|John C. Reilly's presence in the film is short but one of the most memorable bits.|
Aladeen must team together with a hairy aimpit hippie (Anna Faris) and his former head of nuclear weapons (and procurer of women)--who Aladeen thought he had executed--Nadal (Jason Mantzoukas) in an effort to thwart the evil plan of bringing democracy to the people Aladeen loves to oppress.
|Even as a dirty hippie, Anna Faris is still very adorable.|
|At first I was like...|
|Then I was like...|