A b-grade talk show producer and his host partner gets a lifetime opportunity to interview the North Korean Dictator. They are also hooked by the CIA to assassinate him during their visit. What happens next is not history by the way.
I consider Charlie Chaplin to be one of the greatest directors to have dawn this planet. It is not easy to make people laugh without dialogues. His work in ‘The Great Dictator’ is by far his best work both from the content and guts point of view. In case of ‘The Interview’ the picture is not that rosy. Though the gut factor remains more or less the same, content of the film leave much to be desired. It was not funny and that’s the saddest part.
Seth Rogen who is also directing this film is good with his part but he has kept himself in the shadow and the entire limelight is thrown on James Franco who has no comic timing. The lacks imagination when it came to showing some bits on North Korea. I know the concern people around the world have with regards to the isolated country but the film seems to be a poor attempt to address that concern.
No, it is not worth the hype, expectations were very high but the film was no were close.
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