Tuesday, January 27, 2015
There was a hack and a huge controversy surrounding the release of The Interview around the holidays. Violent threats were credited to North Korea and the wide release was canceled. After a few weeks the film found a home on small art-house screens and online. After all of the furor it landed on Netflix this weekend. The film is a silly, sophomoric comedy. Butt and poop jokes abound. I feel like this story may have benefited from making the target a fictional country. There are glimmers of good comedic structure, but the film would then devolve to silly. I can see how some will find this film hilarious, I did not. Amusing at best.