We're bringing a new column from The Swellers drummer Jonathan Diener, appropriately titled "Jono Goes To The Movies", where he gives his thoughts and opinions on new (and old) movies. Do you have any movies you'd like him to review? Put your suggestions in the comments.
Hit the replies to read his review of Sacha Baron Cohen's latest film, The Dictator.
I saw this movie yesterday. And it was weird experience cause everyone I went with said the same thing. We laughed throughout the movie, but couldn't decide whether we actually enjoyed it or not. There are some funny bits, and some ridiculous cameos but I have no intention of ever seeing it again.
This guy tried way too hard to be funny. He makes fun of the film's humor then tries to use the same type of humor to make us laugh. Maybe it's just because I enjoyed the Dictator and I hate when people are completely ignorant of actors' names and facts. Yes, I am butthurt about a guy making fun of a movie I like.
The movie definitely had parts that were hilarious, one bit where General Aladeen (cohens character) changed a whole bunch of words of his peoples language to the word aladeen. positive and negative were both aladeen like aloha is hello and goodbye. So one guy goes for an aids test and the doctor says you are hiv aladeen. Not that funny on paper but with the improv actors he used, it was priceless in motion. Also, what pissed me off was the part where aladeen was basically doing a social commentary on america, where he described all the great things about dictatorship, and coinceidentally they were all things going on in america (about healthcare, the jail systems, guantanamo bay, etc) and i think me and a few others who actually got it.