Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Is It Nice? Really?

I just didn't dig it. I'm sorry. I know. But I didn't like it.

Maybe if I'd seen Borat when it came out, but even then... I don't think that would have done it for me. Sure, there were some funny moments, but honestly, I think they were only occasional. It was really just 80 minutes of sex jokes and racism in all directions. I can see that maybe he was trying to show racism and bigotry being dealt out by those in the States, and there are a couple of points where I think he genuinely did (and I'm sure that if you dig hard enough in any country you will get exactly the same levels of racism), but I don't see what you're proving when you shit in a bag, take it to the dining room, invite around a prostitute and then get kicked out of the house. No one is going to be happy when you do that, no matter what country you're from. Ultimately it was offending the preacher or whoever was initially at the table anyway. It's exacting religious bigotry. Christ, Borat, you started it! Don't be such a hypocrite!

That's what I was feeling the whole way through. I watched the entire film thinking it was really immature. It was like an extended, hour and a half schoolboy prank, the kind that would get you in detention.

I don't really want to say much more about it, because as I sit here and think about it it's making me angrier and angrier. I don't know why it is, but there you go. Again, maybe I'm missing something, but I don't think so.

I started this thinking I'd give it 2 stars, but I think it's going to have to be happy with 1.5 because I just. Want. To. Break. It.

So yes. 1 star.


  1. I'd give it zero star, such movies don't even deserve a review even when it ends with a bad mark :)

  2. I can't yet bring myself to do it. I mean, at the end of the day, someone put their back into it. Giving it a zero would be so harsh...

    I guess I'm just too nice a guy. One day I'll become nasty enough to give something zero. When I grow up and become a real boy.

  3. :) well I'm a positive guy as well (I never write negative things in my blog), but when you create a movie which is solely based on thrashing and ridiculing other people's culture and nation, in order to make money out of it, is extremely horrible. Especially when it is a small country and 99% of people will hear about it only in this movie which makes a mockery out of it. We are talking about real people here, real nation, real history and culture ....