Comedy sequels are typically substandard films with recycled jokes that are rarely as funny the second time around. Such is the case with Borat Subsequent MovieFilm.
The mockumentary comedy film is directed by Jason Woliner in his feature directorial debut… and it shows. The film stars Sacha Baron Cohen as the fictional Kazakh journalist and television personality Borat Sagdiyev, and Maria Bakalova as his daughter Tutar, who is to be offered as a bride to Vice President Mike Pence. It is a sequel to 2006’s Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
The novelty of the first Borat was that no one knew who the character was. Now that the cat is out of the bag, Borat has to wear a slew of stereotypical disguises. The jokes are a hit and miss with more misses than hits. I feel as though the movie was rushed to get done to make some kind of “political statement” in favor of the Liberal viewpoint.
THAT Rudy Giuliani scene in the film that everyone is talking about isn’t anything to run home about, no matter what Twitter says. The scene, which features actress Maria Bakalova who play Borat daughter Tutar, features her accepting and arranging an interview to seduce Giuliani, but without her father’s participation. Borat talks with her babysitter and has a change of heart, realizing that he loves Tutar. After the interview, Giuliani and Tutar proceed to a bedroom before Borat intervenes and tries to personally offer sexual favors to Giuliani.
People on social media and news outlets actually ran with this story as if it was something real. Bakalova who is in her 20s plays a 15 year old in the film. The news is actually trying to say Giuliani tried to have sex with a 15 year old. The truth of the matter: the scene was shot in July 2020. Then the film was shown to critics and the press. If this was a real incident, why didn’t this story run back then? Because it’s fake and just a bad joke. Both sides were most likely in on it.
Overall the sequel has some funny moments but mostly just feels like it tries to outdo the original too much and falls way short.
HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience says pass on Borat Subsequent MovieFilm because this film gets the Headshot of disapproval: