The Interview Review

The Interview is a comedy film that debuted on December 24, 2014.

An American journalist, David Skylark (James Franco) and his producer, Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogan) are granted an interview with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un (Randall Park). 

Dave and Aaron are approached by an American central intelligence agent Lacey (Lizzy Caplan), who conveniences them to murder Kim Jong-un. She wants them to use a a ricin strip, which is a toxic poison that comes from castor beans. Skylark will have to apply the strip to the palm of his hand, poison side up, and shake Kim’s hand, then dispose of it in his pocket. It will take twelve hours for him to start exhibiting systems of poisoning, then he will die.

Once Dave meets Kim, he begins to realize that they have a lot of things in common. They like Katie Perry, basketball, and both had abusive fathers. He aborts the mission by destroying the ricin strip, but Aaron is having none of it. 

Sook (Diana Bang), who is in charge of the interview, joins forces with Aaron to take care of Kim themselves. 

Will Aaron, David, and Sook be successful in taking down the Korean supreme leader or will they be labeled as failures?


The Interview is a witty comedy that turned the entertainment company, Sony, into a hacker’s paradise. This movie should have never been created because North Korean’s took it as a threat on their leader. If it was the other way around the Americans would have been throwing a conniption fit, but it was developed and it is lacking in many ways. There are a few funny dialogue moments, but for the most part it is cringe worthy. The only acting that I saw as decent was Randall Park, which did a great job portraying Kim Jong-un. 

This movie is more of an embarrassment for the American people than a threat to a foreign leader. Most viewers and non-viewers are giving this film 10 stars just for the fact that our first amendment right was in threat, due to Sony putting a stop to it’s release. With the political reputation of this movie, it will be talked about for years to come, but without the main stream media attention, it would be considered another movie failure. All in all, the best joke surrounding this movie is the movie itself. This movie deserves a 5 out of 10, in my own opinion.

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