Starting with the demise of Saddam Hussein, a number of Middle Eastern dictators from Hosni Mubarak to Muammar Qaddafi have fallen from power.
Yet one remains:
Admiral General Aladeen.
Of course, Admiral General Aladeen is comedian Sacha Baron Cohen’s amalgamation of all the ridiculous things we’ve seen Middle Eastern dictators and their offspring do over the years ranging from Qaddafi wearing goofy Michael Jackson-esque costumes and keeping a voluptuous Ukrainian nurse, to Uday Hussein’s torture of Iraq’s soccer team.
If you enjoy over-the-top satire (with a dose of inappropriateness), The Dictator looks to be a humorous political diversion of art imitating life.
For further laughs, check out the official Republic of Wadiya site, where Admiral General Aladeen recommends some of his favorite websites like Cash4Gold (best rates paid for gold teeth) and the UN Commission on Human Rights (hilarious site).
I’m actually a bit surprised the political correctness police haven’t griped about this movie yet. Either way, I look forward to seeing it.