“The Interview” was a waste of time

Here is simple question for you avid readers: When is it intelligent to make a film mocking a dictator who openly loathes everything about our country? Apparently no one took the time to ask that questions in regards to 2014’s “The Interview.”

Starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, “The Interview” raised a few eyebrows, as well as pulses, at the closing of 2014. And why did it infuriate so many? Because the antagonist of the film was non-other than Kim Jong-Un, the dictator/leader of North Korea. Now the majority of Americans, as well as the free thinking populace of the remainder of the world, are well aware of one simple fact: Kim Jong-Un is not a fan of America.

Time and time again we have heard whispers and threats coming from the communist state of North Korea in regards to the capitalist West, which tends to be in reference to The United States of America of course. So, knowing what we know about this “leader,” what would posses someone to create a film comedically portraying the death of such a man?

Chances are relatively high that the film, which was co-directed and co-written by Rogen himself, was created for pure shock value. Should the distributor of the film, Columbia Pictures, have distributed the film rather than pulling it from theaters? Was the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment, the parent company of Columbia, a surprise following the creation of such an obvious caricature? To an intelligent mind, one prepared for negative consequences and the like, these were all consequences that should have been expected. If a country decided to make a film, a comedy at that, depicting a hair-brained assassination attempt on our commander-in-chief, President Barack Obama, don’t you think there would be repercussions?
So it begs the question, once again, when is it intelligent to make a film mocking a dictator who openly loathes everything about our country? The short answer is that it is not a good idea to make such a film. To add insult to injury, the movie apparently isn’t even that funny. For the amount of flack and debris that it stirred up, both here and around the world, it should have, at the very least, been a monumental comedy and not a simple drop in the pond.

The general consensus among those who have taken the time to download or stream the picture is that the decision to release the film online was a boon, since it is cheaper in comparison to buying tickets at the movie theater. At the end of the day, just another prime example of how delusional or diluted some Hollywood sorts really are.