Film Review: The Interview

So I finally watched the new controversial Seth Rogan and James Franco film, The Interview so as always, I wanted to share what I thought about it!
The Interview is about a famous TV news reporter, named Dave Skylark, who gets the opportunity to have a one on one interview with Kim Jong Un. Seth Rogan plays Aarron, the producer of the TV show, and when the CIA hear that they have an opportunity to meet with Kim Jong Un, they recruit Dave and Aarron to kill him. The mission becomes complicated when Dave becomes friends with Kim Jong Un.

Obviously, there was a lot of controversy over the release of this film and it almost didn't make it to screen. I really enjoyed this film! I didn't think it was offensive, in the film they talk about real issues and real problems but they're not making fun of them. What makes it funny is the characters and the situations, because it's so obviously ridiculous there was no way I could find it offensive. It's no different to any episode of South Park or Family Guy in terms of the humour, and I think for the most part, the majority of people who watch this film, would be people who are fans of Seth Rogan and James Franco. If you've seen their other films, it's the same kinds of jokes, the same over the top crazy scenarios, so I wouldn't of expected anything different from The Interview. I love when Seth and James make films together, they're both hilarious, and James Franco is particularly hilarious in this film! I think Sony did the right thing to stand by this film, it's a good comedy that's obviously not intending to be harmful.

If you haven't seen it, here's the trailer:

Have you seen The Interview? What do you think about it?

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