“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” Review

Story posted October 27, 2020 in Arts & Entertainment by Dylan Leipzig.

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” was a terrible film. Not!

It is full of more laughs, and more life lessons for Borat to learn, and we watch him grow as a person. This film is an excellent sequel to the first Borat movie, and it could not have come at a better time for the world.

The film was directed by Jason Woliner, with Sacha Baron Cohen producing, writing, and reprising his role as the title character. It has been long awaited since the 2006 initial release of “Borat”.

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” starts with the audience finding out Borat had humiliated his country because of the world seeing his first documentary. He was imprisoned in a gulag for fourteen years, until the country’s Premier releases him to deliver their Minister of Culture Johnny the Monkey to President Trump.

Borat comes back to America in 2020, to see that life is much more different here than since he first came. There are many funny moments showing how much things have changed since 2006, and Baron Cohen doesn’t miss a beat.

Borat is now famous in the USA from his first documentary, and everyone on the street can recognize him. Baron Cohen does such a great job staying in character just like in the first movie. Nothing can break this man, and he will do anything to show his satirical comedy.

Borat, unpacking Johnny the Monkey, sees that his daughter (or “non-male son”) Tutar has made it into the cargo, and that Johnny the monkey “ate himself”. Borat decides to offer his daughter to Mike Pence, in order to redeem his country.

Sacha Baron Cohen really came back even harder with this irreverent film. The first “Borat” may still be superior, but this is a close second.

The film is extremely shocking, hilarious, but also insightful. There are many of the usual bigotry jokes, nudity and obscenity that we are used to from the original movie.

However, there is also a fair amount of political commentary that Baron Cohen also shows us, regardless of personal views, the viewer will find it hard not to smile.

This time going to the U.S., Borat learns to be a father, and maybe a little more human. He and his daughter learn a lot about feminism, and Borat may have a bigger heart than most have thought.

Although, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” will be hard to compare to its predecessor, it will definitely be a classic. This was a great way to bring Borat back to America, and what better time to have him then in this chaotic year of 2020 that we have had.

Borat brings his usual antics and more, and there is so much to see!

Rating: 4/5

Dylan Leipzig is a junior majoring in telecommunication. To contact him, email him at dml5929@psu.edu.

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