[Trailer] – The Dictator

28 Mar


A brand new trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen‘s new film, The Dictator, has just been released, and this one’s actually succeeded in getting me excited for the film.

The first teaser and trailers weren’t all that great, and if it weren’t for the awesome PR opportunity the Oscars proved to be for Mr. Cohen, with his video against the ban and his spilling of Kim Jong Il’s ashes over Ryan Seacrest, I would be a bit dismissive of this film.

This new trailer, however, has gotten my hopes up. The thing is that this one actually reveals a nice amount of plot the other trailers left off, including a twist; so if you don’t want to be spoiled don’t watch, but if you do I promise it’ll be rewarded with some solid laughs.

This is obviously a much more scripted affair than Borat or Bruno ever were, but that’s great since that twist in the story shows a huge amount of comedic potential, and it’s all still centered in the whole fish out of water situation Mr. Cohen is so good at. It will be interesting to see how his candid style of comedy mixes with the more scripted fare about love and redemption that seem to be coming up here. Like I said, this trailer has actually gotten me excited for this one, and I hope the great Anna Faris finally gets her due with a role that matches her talents.

Directed by Larry Charles; written by Mr. Cohen, Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer; starring Mr. Cohen, Ms. Faris, Ben Kingsley, Megan Fox, B.J. Novak, John C. Reilly, J.B. Smoove, Bobby Lee, Kevin Corrigan and Jason Mantzoukas. It opens May 11.


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