‘The Dictator’ trailer: Sacha Baron Cohen rules, tells Kardashian jokes (Video)

December 14, 2011

Sacha Baron Cohen (Peter Kramer/Associated Press)

The film, loosely based on “Zabibah and the King,”a novel believed to be written by Saddam Hussein, seems destined to cause controversy. John C. Reilly cracks a terrorism joke that involves the Empire State Building; Aladeen calls America “the birthplace of AIDS.”

But for some reason, the trailer doesn’t feel consistently edgy or shocking. Maybe it’s because of the scene with Megan Fox, playing a version of herself that accepts jewels as payment for sex. “What’s this? A ruby? Is that a joke? What am I, a Kardashian?” she asks.

“No of course not, you’re much less hairy” Aladeen replies.

Watch the trailer below, and share your thoughts in the comments.

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