Kim Jong-un famously doesn’t have an awful lot in common with us over here in the Western world, but apparently there is one thing that unites people the world over – not finding Seth Rogen and James Franco funny.
Individually, they’ve made a lot of bad movies over the years – Knocked Up , anyone? – but they’ve teamed up to make a film that’s managed to anger the whole of North Korea. Well, it’s angered Kim Jong-un, which might as well be the same thing. The Interview is an action comedy that sees Rogen and Franco play journalists that have scored an interview with the North Korean leader and are then ordered by the CIA to assassinate him. As you might imagine, Kimmy’s not too happy about that, and is declaring the film “an act of war”.
An unofficial spokesman for the North Korean government is quoted as saying that there will be a “merciless” response if the USA doesn’t ban the release of the film, which is scheduled to be inflicted on the general public later this year. He also had this to say:
“The act of making and screening such a movie that portrays an attack on our top leadership… is a most wanton act of terror and act of war, and is absolutely intolerable”
Look out for the next Razzie Awards to include a ‘Films That Made The Creator An Official Enemy of the Supreme Leader of North Korea’ category. Plus an honorary mention for Team America: World Police.
He also called Seth Rogen a “gangster filmmaker” (Are we sure he has the right guy?), reminded everybody that an American killed JFK (What’s your point?) and told Obama to watch his back in case the US military wants to kill him (I bet he signs all his Christmas cards with that).
Cut to the perpetrators and at least one of them could not give a solitary flying fuck:
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 20, 2014
People don't usually wanna kill me for one of my movies until after they've paid 12 bucks for it. Hiyooooo!!!
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 25, 2014
So it looks like future generations may be writing their history essays on the consequences of James Franco movies in the early stages of World War Three. That’s unless we convince the US government to ship them both off to North Korea and we’ll speak no more about it. Personally, I’d go with that.