Sacha Baron Cohen, the tall, lanky dork who gave us “Borat” and “Ali G”, returns with a Middle Eastern-type-ish Dictator who oppresses his people, buys sexual favors from Megan Fox (played by Megan Fox, as Megan Fox — meta!), and thinks America being the “birth place of AIDS” is a great achievement. I think I’m supposed to be offended by all of this, but if this is the highlights of Cohen’s “The Dictator”, I gotta say, color me disappointed.
But hey, it’s just the first trailer, so we might get more rough stuff later on. (That’s what Megan Fox said! Ahem.)
Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly, Ben Kingsley, B.J. Novak, Kevin Corrigan, Megan Fox and J.B. Smoove.
The film, about “the heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed”, opens May 11, 2012.
The film’s official site adds a “portrait” for “The Dictator”: