Movie review: The Interview

Slapstick comedy mostly overshadowed by controversy

Brendt Glaunert, Staff Writer

The Frat Pack has done it again. Delivering yet another outlandish comedy chock-full of slapstick comedy and schoolboy humor; Seth Rogen and James Franco play two journalists who get sent by the CIA to assassinate the supreme leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un.

The seemingly ad-libbed comedic material was hugely overshadowed by the promotional hype and attention from the mainstream media.  A quick background of the attention surrounding this gem proves to be unusually remarkable.

About a year prior to the scheduled release date the North Korean powers-that-be caught wind of the conceivably offensive plot and threatened acts of terrorism on any theatre willing to show the film.  The integrity of our country’s Individual rights to express ourselves artistically prevailed over this initial statement.  The battle continued with Sony (the movie’s distributor) getting hacked.

Emails, passwords and personal information were taken with threats to cancel “The Interview”, or else the information would be withheld.  President Barrack Obama made a statement that this is a clear attack on our first amendment rights, and many were grateful for this.

The movie was released exclusively online on its original release date: Dec. 25.