The Interview

by | Dec 30, 2014 | 0 comments

A Film That Caused An Overly-exaggerated Reaction


Who didn’t want to watch this movie after the whole chaotic scandal ensued with North Korea and the United States almost commencing a cyber war? I have to say that the excitement made my expectations elevate, which wasn’t necessarily a good thing.

If you don’t know the plot of The Interview you should be ashamed for your lack of keeping up with current events. Just to refresh your minds, The Interview tells the story of a talk show host Dave Skylark (James Franco) who along with his producer Aaron Rapaport (Seth Rogen) are able to get an interview with North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jung-un (Randall Park). The CIA however tasks Dave and Aaron with the mission to kill Kim Jung-un. As you can expect, not everything goes according to plan.

The film actually was surprisingly light for my expectations. I found that they portrayed Kim Jung-un in a surprisingly humane way. I came off it actually feeling bad for the guy. The actions taken by North Korea against this film were extremely exaggerated, I can predict most of you will come off watching the movie saying: “That’s it?” The fact that it’s also a Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg directed comedy is another reason to think that North Korea’s actions were ridiculous. Rogen and Goldberg were the people that “killed off” Rihanna, Kevin Hart, Emma Watson, and thousands of other celebrities in This Is The End. Hell, even in the Spanish comedy Torrente 3, they ‘accidently’ kill President George W. Bush when he was in office. With North Korea’s actions we can learn the difference between an educated country and an enslaved country. I think that the real Kim Jung-un has been flattering so much that when a slight pebble is pegged at him he declares war.  

As for the film, it was alright; it was the typical Rogen-Franco film. The jokes are mostly about sex and drugs, and the humor is extremely repetitive. I was expecting to laugh out loud in a couple of moments, but the actual trailer for the film showed every joke that the film had. I’m serious, there wasn’t a single other type of joke. I was disappointed. On the other hand, James Franco surprised me again with his passionate acting. He deals with the subject in the properly exaggerated way so that we all know he’s joking; something that North Korea clearly didn’t see.

In the end we are left wanting a little more. The lack of a diversity of jokes and the cyber explosion that the film caused has led for the whole world to expect more from the film, but sadly it didn’t deliver. 








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