Movie: The Interview
Starring: James and Seth Franco-Rogen
Star: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Homework Scale: More like calculus than graphics
Repeat Watch: Yeah, maybe if I wanted to skip class this week and watch it again I would consider it.
Recommendations: Don’t watch unless you are a small dictator of a terrible country who wants to have a good laugh at a colleague.
As nearly everyone has heard now, Sony Pictures has not released The Interview in most theatres and has since chosen to try an online release. The hackers have won, and so has the general public! Yay, free movie in high definition the day it came out all over those illegal sites I don’t know about. So, like a good Canadian, I paid to watch a movie that I could have seen for free. I had to watch it for historical sake.
Kim Jong Un tried to stop me from watching this movie, and goddammit he was right!
This movie should never have seen the light of day. what a piece of shit! I would rate this experience slightly above pooping back and forth for 3 hours, and slightly below listening to my parents fight over who cheated on whom first.
Let’s summarize the movie in a few sentences. James Franco plays James Franco hosting a gossip television. Seth Rogen, plays a washed up producer who could have done more, so again Seth Rogen plays Seth Rogen. Together they attempt to make fun of sex using inappropriate timing and classic one liners. It’s been done before and done better. If you were 8 and this was your first comedy, maybe you would laugh at 1 out of 4 of these attempts at jokes. Overall, I laughed at about a 1 to 10 ratio, which is probably more than you laughed at this article so far.
The movie really turns around when Kim Jong Un played by Randall Park, shows up and steals the show. He is great. Never has a dictator given me such an emotional response, I felt for him, I wanted him to win. He was merely living in his father’s shadows. He had Daddy issues, much like the population of Goodes Hall.
The real takeaway message for the kids from this movie was that no matter how high in a dictatorship you rise, you will always feel like a firework, drifting through the wind, wanting to start again.