I don't know if it's just me, but the new Sacha Baron Cohen (of Borat and Ali G fame) big screen vehicle The Dictator kind of seems redundant. Something about the premise brings up memories of Adam Sandler's Don't Mess With the Zohan. I know the nationalities and social status of Cohen and Sandler's characters are different, with one being a Mossad agent while the other is the despotic dictator of a fictional country, but something just feels tired about the concept of a middle eastern foreigner visiting the west and doing wacky and ridiculous things BECAUSE FOREIGNER LOLZ.
The poster, after the cut!
Anyways, if you're just tired of the faux documentary/awkward moments caused by unscripted interviews used by Cohen, you may be glad to know that The Dictator is a straightforward film, with plot, story, and all.
The Dictator opens in the UK on 18 May 2012.