When I heard the news that a new Borat movie was going to be released, I was excited. I thought back to the first time I saw the first movie (Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan) in theaters with my friend in 2006. We had free movie passes and decided to check it out.
I remember sitting in the theater as the movie began, and the onslaught of jokes/puns/racy humor rolled on. The audience was laughing hysterically, but also cautiously looking around at others. I honestly can’t remember the last time I laughed that hard at a movie since.
Fast forward to 2020, over 14 years later, and a new Borat movie was released upon the world. The new movie (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan) had me excited and ready to laugh again after a long year of masks, lockdowns, political turmoil, and so much more.
The movie begins with an overview of what Borat has been up to since we last saw him in 2006. After his last movie, the government of Kazakhstan felt that he brought great shame to their country, and imprisoned him in a labor camp. One day, he is summoned to the government offices, and told that he will be freed to travel to America and present a gift (a monkey) to Vice President Mike Pence. Borat departs Kazakhstan and begins his adventures in America.
Without going into great details about the movie, I didn’t have my first chuckle until about 1/3 of the way through the film. Unlike his first movie where everyone was game, and featured a “documentary format”, this movie was nothing more than a left wing PC promotional movie with conservatives and Trump supporters as the punching bag.
Each scene in the movie features a Republican candidate, Conservative group, or Conservative event that they crash and make fun of. While I enjoy all types of humor, I found it distasteful that there was no mention of any left wing people, liberals, jabs at Biden, or anything else. The entire film was simply a promotional video to sway people towards voting for Biden (right before the elections, which is when the film was ironically released).
The movie is only 90 minutes roughly, but it was the longest 90 minutes of my life. A few times I paused the movie and debated about whether to finish watching it. With the exception of one scene that gave me a few chuckles, the movie lacked any humor or shrewdness that the first one had a plethora of.
Overall, I give this movie 1 of 5 stars. I would not recommend it. I think watching paint dry for 90 minutes is a better use of time than this excuse of a film. Then again, when a movie is produced by Amazon, what more can you expect, other than leftist PC wokeness.