The trailers for 'The Dictator' have certainly underwhelmed and given us little more than yet another ethnic Sacha Baron Cohen alter ego. In a smart move, Paramount just released the opening scene from the film proving that whoever cut that trailer together before had no idea how to sell this film.
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The first trailer for 'The Dictator' didn't give much in the way of plot and instead promised a fictional narrative version of the mockumentary characters we've come to expect from Sacha Baron Cohen. This first official clip strips away a bit of the goofy caricature in favor of plot...
But are you interested in what he's selling?
Though this summer is loaded with a number of big money-making titles ('The Avengers' and 'The Dark Knight Rises' especially), it's hard to say if a film like Sacha Baron Cohen's 'The Dictator' is going to work. As 'Dark Shadows' revealed itself to be a comedy, it's no surprise that Paramount blinked and moved 'The Dictator' from May 11 to the 16th today.
Though the teaser trailer for 'The Dictator' - the latest film from Sacha Baron Cohen - only revealed the character, the full trailer has finally shown the movie's plot. And though how much of the film is plot driven will be revealed May 11, this trailer gives you a better sense of the film that Cohen and director Larry Charles have made. But does that mean it's a better movie?
Someone either has a great sense of humor, or they couldn't locate the actual Kazakh national anthem at the Arab Shooting Championship held in Kuwait. Either way, something else besides the official anthem played during the awards ceremony.