Re: The Dictator
Hey, I watched some of Bruno on cable last night, after not having seen it since I saw it in the theater. I still think it's not as good as Borat. In some of the scenes, I actually found myself siding with the real people in the movie, like when Bruno is camping and he goes into that guy's tent at night. There's a difference between trying to expose people's prejudices and homophobia and just being a jerk and provoking people to the point where anyone would get mad. Plus the fakeness of some of the scenes like the one where the dominatrix is whipping him is just annoying. I'm sure there were some staged scenes in Borat too but they weren't so obvious about it. Plus there are cultural references (like the song at the end) that really date the movie whereas you can watch Borat again and again and it's enjoyable still in 2012.
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