Plot: In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show Skylark Tonight. When they discover that North Korean leader 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 most unlikely candidates, to take out Kim Jong-un.
Review: After all the publicity I had seen of this film, I knew this was one I had to watch.
The Interview stars James Franco as Dave Skylark. A host of an Oprah type show, who interviews celebrities for the sake of ratings. There’s nothing spectacular about his TV talk-show at all. Guests come on and spill the beans on their inner most secrets. Such as Eminem who decides to ‘come out of the closet’ on Skylark’s show and announce that he is gay. In his cameo the rapper states; “I’m more shocked that people haven’t figured it out yet, I’ve been playing gay peek-a-boo for years. I’ve pretty much been leaving a gay bread crumb trail.”
Then of course there’s the scene when Rob Lowe comes out of his own closet and announces that for years he’s been wearing a toupee.
Seth Rogen stars as Skylark’s producer – Aaron Rapaport – who has been with Skylark from the very beginning. While Aaron wants the show to take on a more serious note, his ‘star’ does not share the same ambitions.. That is until it is revealed that the dictator of North Korea – Kim Jong-un – is Skylark’s ‘Number One Fan’. So what does any tabloid TV host do when they find out that a dictator is their “fanboy”? They decide to interview him to show the world who he really is.
You can guess what happens from here. In comes the busty Agent Lacey (Lizzy Caplan) of the CIA to recruit these two morons to assassinate Kim Jong-Un.
It is easy to see why any political leader would get their knickers in a knot when they are made a complete mockery of. But, some political leaders just deserve being made a fool of. In this case, the ass of the joke happens to be a dictator who apparently has no sense of humor at all.
While the film was funny in parts, the rest I didn’t really care for that much, and James Franco’s acting came across as his apparent desperate selfies…. Braindead.
The hype about this film didn’t exactly live up to expectations, and if the rumors were true about Jong-Un’s threats, then it is obvious that he really needs to get a life and not act like a jackass with a two by four stuck up his tight butt.
Verdict: Borat was funnier
My Rating: 6 out of 10
Watch Dave Skylark interview Iggy Azalea