REVIEW: BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM – AMAZON STUDIOS22/10/2020
Sacha Baron Cohen comes back as Borat Sagdiyev, in the sequel to his 2006 mockumentary, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. Borat will once again travel to the “U. S. and A,” but his time with his daughter, Tutar Sagdiyev (Maria Balakova) and they will both learn more about the culture, the COVID-19 pandemic and the elections, all while trying to accomplish Borat’s mission: to deliver a gift for Mike Pence in order to restore Kazakhstan’s reputation, which was damaged after Borat’s first film.
It is a common saying that sequels are mostly worst than the originals, but it is not the case of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, which is even better that the first film; with its political commentary being more brutal, great emotional moments and a better plot, so it doesn’t seem like a bunch of hidden camera pranks glued together, just like its predecessor.
Borat makes fun of the US politicians with perfect timing: just before the elections, but also criticizes thins like conspiracy theories about the pandemic, the antiabortion mindset and the role of women in society, starting with the premise of Melania Trump as a trophy wife. Despite being an insensitive and vulgar character, Borat is capable of being around people with different values and ways of thinking without being disrespectful towards them because of their views and opinions.
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is not only great thanks to its criticism and satire, but his time it also let’s us see an emotional journey between Borat and his adorable and innocent daughter, Tutar. This girl helps him go deeper into the criticism and shows the sensitive side of Borat. But she is not only there to help her father evolve, Tutar goes on a journey of her own, where a lot of different women help her realize she can be independent.
The movie will be available on Amazon Prime on october 23, it is definitely worth watching Borat again, learning about US culture, and becoming a better father.