Mads Ej’s review published on Letterboxd:
- Borat: “Uh, Jang-shalom. Are you jew?”
- Jewish woman: “yeah, I’m Jewish, yeah.”
- Borat: “Very nice weather, uh, we have been controlling.”
This movie was fine but the first one is still far superior.
The movie was a bit different from the first one, since it had more story and it relied more on that than on the unscripted moments. The unscripted moments are the funniest and the story just took away some of the comedy. I was also not a big fan of the fact that Borat suddenly had a daughter, who followed him for most of the movie. I think Maria Bakalova did a good job in her role, but Borat just works better alone.
I don’t know if people recognized him and just went along with it or they just found boring people, but the unscripted moments weren’t as funny as before.
The movie was overall enjoyable but it had issues with it’s pacing and it is just hard to revive a character like Borat so many years later. The movie had a couple of good moments but all the focus on politics sadly took away some of the fun.
Because of all the politics and COVID-19 I also don’t think this movie will age well.