[Hardly Worth an International Incident]
Tonight, I had the opportunity to attend a private showing of Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen’s “The Interview”. The almost two hour movie starring James Franco and Seth Rogen is a thriller/comedy based on a fictional interview in which Dave Skylark (Franco) travels to Pyongand (North Korea) accompanied by his producer, Aaron Rapoport (Rogen) to record a TV interview with Korean dictator, Kim-Jong-un.
The production is slow moving and tedious for long stretches. However, you will get to watch an army tank allegedly a gift from Soviet dictator Stalin, a near nuclear missile launch and fingers getting bitten off as the movie struggles along to an ending that really is not too surprising.
In the process of saving the world, Skylark renders Kim-Jong-um to tears with rendition of Katy Perry’s “Firework”. Apparently Franco’s vocal is bad enough to render Kim-Jong-um into pooping his pants.
After all the hoop-la over this movie I came away bored and wishing that I had stayed home and watched SNL.
On a scale of 1 (bad) to 10 (great) I would rate this production about 2.5 based solely on its quirky special effects.