Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
Stars: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park
Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator 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 two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.
The humor for the movie was designed either for 8th graders or simpletons. The movie was just high school jokes and action, but it was adults performing. That is the problem. These were adults acting like children. I was hoping that this was going to be kind of funny, but it was just okay to watch. Nothing more or less.
This movie got a lot of press from being banned by North Korea because they were making fun of Kim Jong-un. Other than that, people did not really even hear of the movie until the media talked about the controversy.
Dave Skylark was the most annoying character that I have seen in a movie. He is one of those annoying assholes that you went to high school with that either was the coolest guy or thought he was. You know that guy. He grows up with that same mentality, and you throw him a title and some money. He acts like a stupid brat, and he think that everything he does and says is the best and the coolest.
Aaron Rapoport was such a neurotic character that instead of it being cute and witty, it was just tired and played out. Seth Rogen has started playing the same part over and over again. He has played this role just too many times. It is getting old.
This movie was just overrated to death. It was just not worth watching at all. It was barely worth watching once. I would not watch it again. Enjoy, if you must.
The Interview (2014) Trailer