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Coppermine wrote:Madison wrote:Coppermine wrote:The fact that only 2 of the 3 guys filed though makes me wonder if perhaps they weren't drunk when they signed the consent forms.
Maybe nothing bad happened to him as a result of the movie and he hates frivolous lawsuits?
I did see this movie and really wish I hadn't. If I felt like going through all the horrible movies I've ever seen, this one could be the worst of the bunch (then again, I never did see Snakes on a Plane so there's a chance that Borat is not the worst movie in the hitory of the world - but a good chance it is). I don't want to relive it though, so let's just say it was incredibly dumb.
I was perusing Rotten Tomatoes, and out of about 150 reviews, I'd say maybe 6 were negative. One guy wrote a review similar the one you just posted Madison (worst movie in the history of the world type stuff), so I decided to see where this guy stood on other movies.
He had given Snakes on a Plane a 5 out of 5.
(AgapePress) - If a deeply-accented reporter from Kazakhstan approaches you and asks to film the two of you while you use your occupation to teach him about American culture -- run. You are about to get punk'd. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is the creation of edgy comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, who also is the man behind the character "Ali G." Borat's fan base consists of the kind of people who find funny immensely vulgar comedy which produces its laughs at the expense of often completely innocent people. Unfortunately, there are many such fans. Borat had such a gargantuan per-screen average in its opening week that Fox is more than tripling its number of screens in its second week of release.
I am sure that Cohen would like nothing more than to be labeled a morally subversive envelope-pusher, and there is a side to his comedy which does force Americans to confront the worst in themselves. But self-evaluation can be achieved by more constructive means than mere debunking, and the movie is much more likely to pander to some college students' desire to watch a morally noxious film (while feeling superior to the mostly middle-class dupes that are Cohen's targets) than it is to turn them into the kind of reflective citizens who would want to repair this damaged world. At its worst, Borat desensitizes people to the very behaviors that need to be challenged (racism and religious bigotry, for example).
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