Movie Review: "The Interview" Is HILARIOUS!!!!!
Your humble correspondent just saw "The Interview" and I have to tell you that the critics are WRONG! It is absolutely HILARIOUS!!! Hardly a minute goes by in this movie when I am not laughing. And a lot of that laughter was uncontrollable bellylaughs!
But...but what about the near unanimous "opinion" of the critics that the movie stinks? Well, the reason so many of them said they hated the movie is that they are afraid to admit the TRUTH that they also laughed like hell while watching it. So why would they not want to publicly admit it? Because it is so politically incorrect that they don't want to admit they enjoyed it. And I don't mean the part about assassinating Kim Jong-Un of iNorth Korea. There was a lot more that was definitely NOT PC about this movie. So un-PC that feminists would probably demand the ouster of any critic who admitted to liking the movie. So is it lewd and crude as has been charged? Absolutely. I wouldn't recommend kids, the easily offended, or the blue-nose pearl clutchers to watch this flick. However, for most of the rest of us it is highly entertaining.
Normally I don't rely on movies that are ONLY lewd and crude because that means they are also BORING. "The Interview," however, ingeniously uses lewd and crude to make some points such as how shallow TV talk show hosts can be. For example when show host Dave Skylark (James Franco) finds out that Matthew McConnaughey might have had sex with a goat, he screams about getting him on his show and "THE GOAT! GET THE GOAT!...I've got some questions for that goat." Crude, lewd? Yes, but also hilarious and, yeah, I can understand why many might be offended by that but I still laughed at that scene.
Another funnie scene involves the show producer Aaron Rapaport (Seth Rogen) trying to have sex with a North Korean military woman. Problem is he has a strip of poison on his hand which will kill anybody he touches so he attempts to take her bra off with just one hand and his teeth.
As to the Kim Jong-Un scenes they are also hilarious but I don't want to give too much away except to say he loves Katie Perry music and insecure because he likes drinking margaritas but his father told him it was gay. Oh, and in one scene Dave Skylark asks him if he "sharded" and Kim defensively denies it but accuses the cameraman of doing it.
No more description of the movie here from me so as not to ruin it for you. Kudos to Seth Rogen for writing this HILARIOUS comedy. Emphasis on COMEDY. The primary motive was to make the audience laugh, not to do a big exposé of North Korea.
So forget all the naysaying critics. I am telling you that "The Interview" is one of the funniest movies in years. Okay, so Kim Jong-Un won't be laughing but most viewers will laugh their asses off.