Sound Off: Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
July 10, 2009
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? The wacky Sacha Baron Cohen is back once again after three whole years since introducing us to Borat with yet another crazy character who is out to trick people into believe he's actually real. How does it live up to that last hilarious movie? Is it an improvement over Borat or just more of the same? Does Bruno push the limits as much as it did last time? Is it even funny to watch or is Cohan just annoyingly unbearable? And is the story in this actually any good or just a bland addition to the comedy? Sound off below, leave your thoughts, and let us know what you thought of Bruno!
To fuel the fire, while I did laugh a lot during Bruno, which is to say I did enjoy it, I'm not sure if it was as good as Borat, to be honest. Cohen really did push the boundaries in this further than we've ever seen them pushed before, which I applaud him for doing, but I never really felt as shocked or as amused as I did while watching Borat. The wrestling scene was certainly the pinnacle, but it didn't top Pamela Anderson. I can't even figure out why I didn't like this as much. Maybe I've been exposed to it so much and seen so many of the gags already that it just wasn't as shocking. I certainly do think it's a good movie, just not a great one.
What did you think of Bruno? An improvement of Borat or the same thing all over again?