FROM THE WESTERN CAPITALIST PIGS WHO BROUGHT YOU NEIGHBORS AND THIS IS THE END.
When they unexpectedly land an interview with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a dim-witted TV host and his producer (James Franco, Seth Rogen) are approached by the CIA who wants their help to kill the dictator… The directors’ second movie after the crazy This Is the End (2013) is just as outrageous and silly, a merciless attack on a real-life dictator in the shape of a buddy comedy that actually sparked a historic hacking affair and a political crisis between the U.S. and North Korea. The movie itself is harmless, often funny, with enthusiastic performances… but loses energy now and then.
2014-U.S. 112 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg. Cast: James Franco (Dave Skylark), Seth Rogen (Aaron Rapaport), Lizzy Caplan (Lacey), Randall Park, Diana Bang, Timothy Simons. Cameos: Eminem, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rob Lowe, Bill Maher.
Trivia: The film’s premiere was initially canceled due to threats against movie theaters made by a group of hackers reportedly linked to North Korea that struck against Sony Pictures in one of the worst cyber attacks ever against a company in the U.S. The film was eventually released simultaneously in theaters and on several online streaming sites.