Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Interview: The Review

I know I've been neglecting both my blog and my readers for a while now. Its because I've been extremely busy with a 60 hour a week job, and trying to get The Will and Thunder Show <caching!> into the mainstream. Its getting there. But, I promise to get at least 1 or 2 blog posts out per month from now on, with more if I can.

Back in June, I wrote about North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un's temper tantrum about the upcoming James Franco and Seth Rogen movie, 'The Interview' and I promised a review about it. And I'm not going to speculate about the conspiracy theories about Sony making all this up for a publicity stunt. I'm also not going to write about our own dictator, 0bama saying that the cyber terrorism was a national threat, then saying in the same breath that Sony "should have called him." I'm also not going to write about how ridiculous he sounds by saying that it was a national threat that he takes seriously, but also says that he would have acted if only Sony had called him.

CIA agents look like her?
What I will write about is the movie. First off, I really enjoyed it. It was a little slow to start with, although there is a bombshell in the beginning that involves a major pop culture icon. Franco is a talk show host, and Rogen is his producer. They get a chance to interview Kim Jong Un, and are visited by the CIA, who give them a mission to kill Un. They accept, and hilarity ensues.

I can see why Un didn't want this movie released, and as of late, the North Korean citizens are demanding to see it. First of all, it portrays Un as a very convincing 'good guy' on the surface, but the truth leaks out along the way. Also, the movie shows in a funny way how the North Korean people are brainwashed into thinking that Un is a god. Franco's character is drinking the Kool-Aid at first, but wakes up. The interview does take place, but not in the way that Un has written it.
There have been lots of comparisons of 'The Interview' and 'Team America: World Police.". Its really apples and oranges. Team America has Kim Jong Il, who was Un's uncle (although he is portrayed as Un's father in The Interview.) Also, Team America is about a national terror threat that turns out to be an alien bug who has possessed Kim Jong Il, along with exposing every stereotype and hypocrisy about American politics and pop culture. The Interview is about assassinating a dictator.

Doesnt he look like an Asian
John Travolta?
I said in the previously mentioned post that I am not a fan of Seth Rogen. I still am not, but I have to admit, he was good in this movie, although its the team of Franco, Rogen, and Randall Park (Kim Jong Un) together who make 'The Interview' so funny. It is definitely a movie that I recommend. Its not going to win any Best Picture awards, but its one of the funnier movies of the year. Plus, every time you watch it, you'll be making a dictator cringe. So, good work, Rogen and Franco. You done good!

JUST WATCH IT! Its available on Google Play

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