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Tanner Reviews The Interview

The_Interview_2014_posterBoy did this movie cause a stir. Oh yes, today we look at the movie that spurred some pretty intense hatred from the hermit nation-state in the east, The Interview. Hard to believe that a James Franco/Seth Rogen production could generate so much heat. But I suppose when a dictator like Kim Jong Un gets a hold of it and threatens serious retaliation if the video were to be shown, then that is enough to stir some kind of debate. This movie was the talk of sensational news outlets for weeks as each one of them took shots at Sony’s decision to pull the movie from theaters, which also lead to a cyber attack reportedly carried out by the North Korean government.

The Bald Eagle of America was waving that flag high and mighty in patriotism as the film was proudly shown to the world on YouTube, various other screenings these past couple of weeks, and I finally got to watch the movie. After giving it a watch, I have to say that North Korea raising such a stink about the film is most likely the best thing that could have ever happened to it. You can smell the irony as the film’s bland comedy wafts through the air and was sure to be nothing more than another dime a dozen comedy if it wasn’t for the dictators actions which lead to the movie being heralded as the patriotic film of the year. This is quite a feat considering American Sniper is still being shown in theaters.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m up for some good old patriotism as much as the next guy, but after watching the film I was not satisfied from a movie that brought only a few laughs and enough of a plot to make me say… Eh it is on par with Balls of Fury and Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol.  Continue reading “Tanner Reviews The Interview”