An Internal View of The Interview


Do you ever feel like a plastic bag, drifting through the wind, wanting to start again? And, more importantly, does it comfort you that the ruthless North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un sometimes does? What about the fact that Eminem is gay, and that his homophobic lyrics which he is known for are actually therapeutic? No? Too bad.

These are just some of the marvels to be found in paying six dollars to see The Interview on YouTube or Google Play. Following the recent Guardians of the Peace SONY hacks, it was very refreshing to find that the movie was actually great, arguably the best Franco-Rogen collaboration yet. Other notable collaborations between the two include This Is the End, Pineapple Express, a remake of Kanye West’s “Bound 2” music video, and an appearance together on TV’s Naked and Afraid. Both on and off screen, Rogen and Franco seem to be the two best friends that anybody could ever have.

The Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea originally made efforts to quash the release of the film via cyber warfare, due to the fact that it was about the assassination of their leader, and when SONY originally decided to pull the film’s release, much controversy arose in the United States. While the film is somewhat offensive to Kim Jong-un, America is a country that believes in freedom of speech and not giving in to the demands of terrorists. Luckily, SONY came around and the film is now available on various streaming sites like youtube and is showing in select theatres. It is also one of the most pirated films of 2014, and is booming on video on demand, youtube, and google play.

The Interview follows producer Aaron Rapport (Rogen) and his best friend, reporter Dave Skylark (Franco) of “Skylark Tonight” in an endeavor to interview one of their biggest fans, Kim Jong Un. The movie, inspired by Denis Rodman’s journey to North Korea and friendship with Kim, embodies some interesting affairs within the walls of the DPRNK. But in the film, the two protagonists have their worlds turned upside down when they are ‘honeypotted’ by the CIA into attempting to assassinate Kim Jong Un.

For just six dollars, take an exploration full of obstacles such as poisons and tigers and dictators (Oh My!), that resembles the pursuit of Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of The Rings trilogy, and follows a friendship like that of the two as well. The movie truly redefines the well known Boromir quote and popular meme, “One does not simply walk into Mordor,” by placing two clueless Newsmen in the heart of the worst place on Earth. And in saying that, the movie is absolutely hilarious.