This week sees the return of Sacha Baron Cohen, along with his newest creation, General Aladeen in The Dictator.
Cohen and director Larry Charles have taken the Gadaffis, Bin Ladens and any other tyrants and woven themselves another offensive comedy, which will no doubt feature Cohen in some form of undress, while being straddled by a fat man -after all, everybody loves poking fun at fat-men. However, Cohen’s newest film certainly appears to have more comedy value than 2009’s Bruno. But if you do see this, expect the crassness to be dialled all the way up to 11. You have been warned.
The reviews for Gareth Evans’ explosive action film The Raid, have all been positive, so I’m expecting big things from this Eastern production.
Set in the heart of Jakarta’s slums, lies an impenetrable safe house, which guards some of the world’s most dangerous criminals. However, an elite SWAT team decides it is time to take down this den of corruption, but when their cover is blown they are trapped inside the building -stranded on the 6th floor with enemies approaching from all around. With all their escape routes blocked, the elite group must fight to survive against brutal odds.
This is the director’s third film, and second feature with rising martial arts star Iko Uwais, and this certainly looks like the adrenaline-fueled, action film we’ve all been promised.