Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Movie Review

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Movie Review
Way back in 2006, which feels like a lifetime ago, a movie called "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" came out and became some sort of surprise hit. It grossed over $120 million at the domestic box office, sits at a 91-percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, won star and mastermind Sacha Baron Cohen a Golden Globe for his performance, and was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars. "Borat" isnt the type of movie that typically finds such a perfect storm of praise, given its crude content and high shock factor. Fast forward 14 years and, because nothing can be held sacred, "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" is making a surprise release on Amazon Prime, just ahead of the United States presidential election.

The original "Borat" felt like lightning captured in a bottle. It was a movie where very few people knew what to expect - unless you were familiar with the comedic stylings of Cohen - and it ended up being a hilarious outing that spawned many repeated impressions of the title character's famous catch phrases. It's always interesting when a movie takes over a decade to produce a sequel. It often shows there was no real desire to see more, but "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" clearly has one objective, and its existence seems predicated on completing that goal.
The announcement of a "Borat" sequel was a surprise, but after seeing the movie, it's no surprise that the Kazakh television journalist wanted to get in on the Trump game. If Trump wasn't a ready-made figure for a satirical reckoning, "Borat" would have remained a relic of the mid-aughts. Instead, Trump has placed the United States under a global microscope and Cohen, who has taken his comedy to the political sphere many times before, clearly couldn't resist.

As the movie opens, Borat (Cohen) gives us an update on everything that has happened to him since the last time we met. Kazakhstan's national standing has declined, and Borat is sent to the United States to earn the respect of Donald Trump (he is referenced in the movie as "McDonald Trump"). Once Borat gets to America, he is constantly recognized, which causes him to go incognito, so he can complete his mission without any distractions. The only wrinkle in his plan is his daughter (Irina Novak) sneaks in a crate to the U.S. and joins Borat on his quest to impress Trump and Mike Pence.

"Borat Subsequent Moviefilm," which goes by several different elongated titles, is thinly built around the plot of Borat traveling to America and immersing himself in our country's politics. A lot of the jokes fall flat, because at this point everything has been said about the current situation, and the movie really adds nothing new to that; it simply wants to be part of the party. The fish-out-of-water element grows old quickly, after a gag about Borat sending text messages through a fax machine goes on for far too long.

The slapdash construction of the movie causes it to crumble as it progresses over the course of a long 95 minutes because it never really has a novel idea, it just wants to coast on shock and timeliness. When a movie turns into a checklist of topical issues and namechecking (Stormy Daniels, Jeffrey Epstein, check, check), it becomes clear there isn't much gas in the tank. It's easy to understand why Borat decided to return, but it's painfully obvious it wasn't necessary.

"Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" stream on Amazon Prime on Oct. 23.
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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Movie Review Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Movie Review Reviewed by Wanni Arachchige Udara Madusanka Perera on Saturday, November 07, 2020 Rating: 5

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