Just watched it. It sucked. Totally unnecessary sequel. It was much less ambitious or outrageous than the first, and barely had any decent gags. All of the stuff they were mocking are things we all already know about. There's nothing funny or revelatory or even interesting, really, just laughing at dumb Americans. If anything what's on display here in parody is more tame than the reality. The brand of humor feels extremely dated, too, which brings me to my other takeaway.
It feels out of touch about racism. Cohen is more interested in anti-Semitism specifically, which is whatever, but any other racism at most gets a throwaway line (kids in cages). What's even weirder is the one black person in the movie functions as a "magical negro" (both for Tutar and Borat) in the story they're telling to connect the skits together. With everything happening related to racism, that's all they could come up with?
>>12017>If anything what's on display here in parody is more tame than the reality.
Case in point >>>/leftypol/1083252
funny i think it would have been funnier if borat said "mah wife" lol
So I watched these films just now. Well, watched might not be right, saw the first 30 minutes of the first one, then about 20 of the second one and proceeded to delete both from my hard drive.
These movies make me hate US more than I did before. Literally the peak example of burger exceptionalism as well as the most-of-the-time covert liberal racism and chauvinism. Its the modern version of having "Laugh at the nigger in a cage" circus attraction colonialist powers loved. All of the humor can be sorted into two camps of vulgar "lmao benis xDDDD" shit, and INCREDIBLY racist "laugh at the slavnigger savage" crap. Or more likely a mix of the two: "XDDD Borat eat wife breast cheese", "LMAO Borat retard son rape sister", "Borat want bussy magnet XXD" "XDDDDDD Nazarbayev skinned a mans dick". Second movie starts with a fucking gulag joke, in 2020 Kazakhstan. Lmao slavs love them gulags, am I rite XXDDDD. What is more strange… THIS IS A FUCKING LIBTARD MOVIE. The retards who get their pants in a twist when you raise the question that zoomies turning "non binary" on mass might be just a result of youth rebelliousness happily soyface over this racist shit inb4 I am called a /pol/yp for this. As I said, its peak liberal chauvanism: "America can have its problems, but we are the land of the free, unlike those problematic savages". Khruschev should have vapourized your nation off the face of the planet. You all deserve the Utopia of the rest of the world that Handmaids Tale scenario would be. DIE
yeah, I watched Borat 1 as a teen and it was burger as fuck, mostly cringe
an example of a good culture-mocking movie from that time would be Jay & Silent Bob, they even shat on capeshit before the rise of Marvel