KATIE PICKRELL//KELSEY PHARIS
“The Interview,” starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, may be a mindless comedy, but it still proves itself to be one of the funniest movies of the holiday season.
No doubt, the movie is lacking in many things that usually contribute to quality film (whether it be a good plot or an actual meaning). But what it misses in moral significance, it compensates for in humor.
By now, everyone understands the basic storyline of the movie: Franco’s character, Dave Skylark, is one of the most popular talk show hosts in America’s media. His producer, Aaron Rapoport (Rogen) is slightly more down to earth, despite his job constituting him to find interest in trivial portions of pop-culture (such as the sexuality of Slim Shady).
Despite the massive hatred North Korea is known to feel towards Americans, the infamous dictator, Kim Jong Un, has a passion for Hollywood- especially in terms of Skylark and his talk show. Because he loves him so much, and also because Rapoport is desperate to dive into the world of real journalism, the dynamic duo is sent to North Korea to interview none other than Kim Jong Un himself.
Franco plays a great, incompetent loser who seems to never fully grasp the fact that Kim Jong Un is not just a fun-loving guy who has daddy issues.
Rogen plays his part of a semi-professional, slightly confused producer to perfection as well. As a team, Rogen and Franco are great on-screen partners.
On the whole, “The Interview” is worthy of at least four out of five stars. I wouldn’t recommend it to necessarily anyone, but if you’re looking for some great laughs it’s definitely a must-see.