Late last year, The Interview was set to release in American theaters. But apparently North Korea (which this movie mocks) caused an international scene when they indirectly forced Sony to stop the movie. It suffered a delay, but it still came out anyway. I originally wanted to see it because I thought it would be funny, but for the freedom of speech I certainly wanted to make sure I didn't miss it.
The film begins with Aaron Rapoport and Dave Skylark. Aaron is the producer and Dave is the host of a "news" show called Skylark Tonight. Except their show is more about celebrities and gossip. Dave is desperate for the show to tackle something more serious.
That's when he learns that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un is a fan of their show. They ask Kim for an interview, and he allows it. Unfortunately they have to travel to his country to do so. Before they get on a plane, an agent named Lacey says that the U.S. government wants their help to take out Kim. And they don't mean out to dinner.
Overall I thought The Interview was a very funny movie. Some of it was a little low-brow granted, but I had a few good laughs. Alone it wouldn't be that awesome of a comedy, but the political satire of North Korea is genius. Though I suppose it's not that hard to make a comedy based on the country though. Some of the things the country's Supreme Leaders have claimed since 1948 would make you think they were joking.