|Directed by:||Seth Rogen|
|Written by:||Seth Rogen|
|Cast:||Seth Rogen, James Franco, Lizzy Caplan|
Outside of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, I can't think of an example where a comedy that heavily features a real-life enemy of Americans was released DURING that same person's actual reign. Even "Doctor Strangelove" didn't use the real name of the Russian Premier. When they went to make this movie Kim Jong-un probably seemed like a safe bet. And from a narrative point of view, he probably is. I couldn't imagine this movie with Bashar Assad as the target, or Robert Mugabe. It had to be Kim Jong-un, for comedy's sake. I'm not going to comment on the controversy this stirred up, except to say I think Charlie Hebdo got it beat for free speech arguments. Now, let's look at the movie for what it is...[more]...