Remember that trailer for Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen’s latest film The Interview, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco as a talk show host and producer traveling to North Korea to interview (and assassinate) dictator Kim Jong-un, a few weeks back? The North Korean regime is definitely not a fan. A spokesperson for Jong-un stated that while the leader himself would watch the film, the film is “desperate.”
Speaking with The Telgraph Kim Myong-chol, executive director of The Centre for North Korea-US Peace, had a few cutting words about the assassination plot:
There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society…A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine,” he added. “And let us not forget who killed [President John F.] Kennedy – Americans.
In fact, President [Barack] Obama should be careful in case the US military wants to kill him as well.
Oddly enough as he criticized Hollywood films for being littered with “assassinations and executions,” the director is fine with British films and considers James Bond “enjoyable.” I actually can’t wait for The Interview now more than ever. Whether or not it’s good enough to warrant this amount of attention, I’ve definitely bought into the “YEAH AMERICA” schtick.
The Interview releases in theaters October 10th.
[via The Telegraph]