The Interview

Our Rating

3 Acting

3 Plot

3 Narrative

Kim Jong-no.

It’s Skylark Tonight

Seth Rogen and James Franco star in the deeply controversial political satire The Interview. 

Anyone who saw the news in November of 2014 will have heard about the controversial release of The Interview starring Seth Rogen (50/50) and James Franco (General Hospital). Television producer Aaron Rapport arranges an interview with The People’s Republic of North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and the resultant capers are supposed to constitute a memorable Hollywood comedy… it does not.

Hopelessly cheap, derivative and offensive, The Interview can’t seem to find its own identity in a heavily polluted genre full of dull, talentless garbage exactly like this. British satire such as In The Loop proved that real intelligence can prevail in making a successful, hilarious political comedy. Interview could’ve been the same but, unsurprisingly, it’s far from it.

If you’ve been a fan of Seth Rogen’s work in the past then you’ll almost certainly enjoy this too. In a sense this kind of crude humour is exactly what he’s known for and if that’s what you enjoy then you won’t be disappointed. However, if all the buzz surrounding this release made you think you were to expect something special then think again.

You can now order The Interview on Blu Ray and DVD.

 

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