The first official trailer for Seth Rogan and James Franco’s new comedy ‘The Interview’, dropped last week, and amongst the reviews of “I can’t wait, this looks hilarious!” and “Oh look another stoner movie, made by stoners, for stoners.”, a surprising and possibly unexpected-official response from North Korea, denouncing the movie, happened.
Sony Pictures’ synopsis of the movie is this:
In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight.” When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.
In an interview of their own, with The Telegraph, a spokesman for the Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Jong-un, had some very interesting things to say about the movie and America in general.
“A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine, and let us not forget who killed Kennedy – Americans.”
Ooookay crazy-train, let’s dial it back a notch. Magneto killed JFK, if you’d watch X-Men Days of Future Past, you’d know that…DUH.
“In fact, President Obama should be careful in case the US military wants to kill him as well.”
Yes, this sounds completely reasonable, coming from the guy who’s best friend is Dennis Rodman. President Obama should also be wary of Colonel Mustard in the study, with the lead pipe.
The spokesperson went on to dismiss Hollywood movies as being “full of assassinations and executions”, clearly he’s talking about Frozen. He even said that British films are better and more realistic. Clearly he’s talking about Harry Potter.
“James Bond is a good character and those films are much more enjoyable.”
Obviously he’s never seen ‘Casino Royale’ from 1967. Also, in 2002 when ‘Die Another Day’ was released, Kim Jong-un’s father denounced the movie as “Dirty and Cursed”. I completely understand where Kim is coming from, here. My pops is a huge fan of Lifetime Christmas movies, and I think they are dirty and cursed…you would too, if you were forced to watch the Lifetime Channel 24/7 from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.
This isn’t the first time a movie has poked fun at North Korea. In 2004, the creators of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, wrote, directed and produced ‘Team America: World Police’. Although Kim Jong-il never officially commented on the movie, North Korea did ask the Czech Republic to ban the film.
The lesson here is, if you are going to be a dictator, then you should have thicker skin…MERICA F**K YEAH!
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