Thanks to Sony Pictures Australia we had the chance to see Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s controversial comedy The Interview before its Australian cinematic release. This is our review of the film, but – as usual – no matter what we say, we recommend that you still go to your local cinema and see the film because there is no better critic than yourself.
Famous talk show host, Dave Skylark (James Franco), and his manager Aaron, (Seth Rogen), are enjoying great success reporting the latest celebrity gossip news with A-Listers live in the studio. However, when an old colleague mocks Aaron for not doing serious journalism, he begins to seek out a way to prove the world wrong.
Aaron’s world changes when his partner, Skylark, finds out that the leader of North Korea, and the US number 1 enemy, Kim Joung-Kun, is an avid fan of their show, reason enough for the TV duo to arrange an exclusive interview with him in North Korea, a place were no American has been before. However, they did not anticipate that the US secret service would get in their way to recruit them to take down Kim before he launches a nuclear attack against the United States.
Surrounded by controversy, hackings and last-minute changes in the editing room that jeopardised the release of the film, The Interview has finally made its way to Australian cinemas.
After the success of films like Pineapple Express and This is The End, The Interview reunites friends James Franco, Seth Rogen, and director Evan Goldberg, and once again with the freedom they need to shine and deliver some good laughs, with silly performances and some wrongly hilarious gags that will surely make audiences laugh from beginning to end, with the pair definitely proving that together, they are pure comedy dynamite.
In addition, Randall Park who plays the Supreme Leader of North Korea brings something new to the film, as audiences will laugh at the fact that his character is supposed to be an infamous dictator, who secretly loves American pop singers and certain drinks, among other things.
Thus, the film is hilarious from the very first minute, thanks to some celebrity cameos. The Interview is not really a film for everyone’s taste, and sometimes goes a bit over the top with some sexual and racist jokes.
Overall, The Interview is not superior to previous Franco–Rogen–Goldberg films, but still manages to keep everyone laughing the entire time, making the film a really good option to spend some quality time with your mates, who for sure will leave the cinema singing songs from Katy Perry.
The Interview – In Cinemas 12 February 2015