Thursday, February 5

Movie Review: The Interview (2015)

Length: 1 hr & 52 mins
Released: 2015
Genre: Comedy & Action
Rating: R
Where I Got It: Netflix

Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport 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. 


This is totally a controversial movie and I've wanted to see this since I heard of it. Why? Well, I love Rogan and Franco. They are hilarious. Also, I wanted to see this movie because it is super controversial and Kim Jong-un is a crazy man who is super offended by this movie bc he sees it as a threat to his life or whatever. Dude. Get over yourself. It's a movie. Yes, I get how it can be offensive; I would not like a movie about me maybe being assassinated, but its fiction by comedians. It's so silly that they cut it from theaters bc the guy was upset. How many WWII movies are out there that are about killing Hitler? I found this quote from another review, "[The Interview] is blown out of proportion and the controversy surrounding it makes the movie bigger than what it is. This is a silly comedy..." 

And that was what it was....a COMEDY! What do you guys expect? 

It was HILARIOUS! Best movie of the year? Hell no, but funny as hell. Honestly, Aaron and Dave remind me of Boyfriend and his friend if they were TV show people.

The ending? I liked it, but there was one part I thought was silly/cheesy. A good way too go, but meh. Honestly, though, the twist was great and I loved it. ^.^ 

Now, is this film for everyone? No. It's for people who actually have a sense of humor. Is it the best film ever. No, but damn was it funny. Many of the jokes were R rated, so I would not let your young kids watch this. Some of it was silly and over-the-top, but I adored it. The ending had part I didn't like, but the twist was awesome. I shall stamp this with 3 stars. 

Favorite Character(s): Dave (even tho he was an idiot), Aaron, Sook, and Kim (haha, I just loved how they portrayed him)
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Agent Lacey 
Re-watch?: I already watched it yes. 


Anachronist said...

I would like to watch it even if it made me think of Sacha Baron Cohen and his insane antics. Well, I survived Borat...

How many WWII movies are out there that are about killing Hitler?

Still Hitler is safely dead. I bet Kim wants to live happily ever after ;p.

Carole Rae said...

Felicia, its not for everyone.:)

Ana, lol its WAY better then Borat. Honestly. During WWII there many films about killing nazis and I don't get what is any different? LOL But is a comedy. SO Kim needs to chill. I think he was mad bc they pointed out the truth that he actually pees and poos.

Melliane said...

I don't think Ive ever heard about the book I confess but it sounds nice, I like funny movies. So maybe one day.

Blodeuedd said...

I laughed and enjoyed it too :)