THE PLOT THUS FAR
The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
ADMIRAL GENERAL ALADEEN WANTS TO ADD YOU TO HIS WALL OF SEXUAL CONQUESTS:
Admiral General Aladeen, Supreme Leader for Life of the Democratic Republic of Wadiya, would like to personally invite [“you” or “your client XXX”] to join his Wall of Sexual Conquests. By accepting this extraordinary honor, [“you” or “Ms./Mr. XXX”] will be joining an elite and distinguished group of celebrities, dignitaries and desperate politicians from around the world.
Should [“you” or “your client”] be unable to travel to Wadiya to be pleasured personally by the Supreme Leader, Aladeen’s cabal of computer scientists have developed a groundbreaking way for you to have a virtual encounter, which they have dubbed an “app.”
Visit https://www.facebook.com/RepublicOfWadiya/app_339571012800283 to download the app, then upload a photo of yourself for Aladeen to consider with his privates. Once approved, your photo will be added to the Wall with a personal note from the Supreme Leader
We recommend that you do not keep the Supreme Leader waiting. Ernest Borgnine learned that the hard way.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“The Dictator” is the glorious tale of Admiral General Aladeen, the ruler of the fictional North African country of Wadiya. Tyrannical, self absorbed, racist, sexist, anti-Semitic, and fiercely opposed to Westernized culture, his ultimate goal is to develop the world’s greatest nuclear weapons and turn his country into a feared superpower. He travels to New York with the intention of addressing the United Nations, as their Security Council has threatened to intervene militarily. Travelling with him are his uncle Tamir and an easily manipulated body double, who’s essentially mentally challenged.
Sacha Baron Cohen seemed to have outdone himself this time. When you were probably thinking with his Borat and Bruno films earning him some form of notoriety, here comes yet another creation that’s just as no holds barred despite being scripted. Probably the best comedian in film at the moment, you got to salute his marketing and publicity machinery for getting him just about almost everywhere in character to earn that mind share, given that the Admiral General is a new character that hasn’t appeared in the television shows that Cohen had done in the past. Modelled after the late dictator Gaddafi of Libya, everything and anything about dictators – their wealth, harem of women, and having whatever they say as law – get made fun of through wonderful satire
A BRIEF ANNOUNCEMENT FROM SUPREME LEADER ALADEEN:
A LAST THOUGHT:
The Blu-Ray comes with two cuts of the movie and a ton of special features. You get more than thirty minutes of deleted and alternate scenes. There’s a music video, extended Larry King interview, a DVD copy and Digital Copy. The A/V Quality is just a hair away from being reference quality. The 1080p transfer is amazing, but the DTS-HD 5.1 master audio really never has a steady sound mix to show off across a larger setup. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: 08/21/2012
REVIEW SCORE: ALADEEN out of ALADEEN
DISCRETIONARY NOTE: I was given 2.1 million Wadiyan Dollars for this review.