nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

So I saw The Interview

I rather liked it.

I'm not sure how much is that I'd heard that it was awful, so I wasn't expecting much. Also, it's better than the unspeakably evil The World's End.

It surpasses Lebovitz's Moral Minimum-- there is no coercive interrogation by the good guys. There isn't even any coercive interrogation by the bad guys.

I seriously appreciated that there was so much screen time of people who were revolted by the idea of killing. I don't watch a lot of movies, so I don't know if there are a lot of other examples.

It has some utterly gorgeous landscapes (maybe I should watch Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon again?) and a tiger.

The humor ranged from meh to mildly amusing, though I think I laughed at one or two things.

Nice acting by Rogen, Kaplan, and Park (Kim Jong Un). The women actors didn't have good writing to work with, but my sympathy went out to Agent Lacey for having to work with nitwits.

I'd say that technically speaking, Kim Jong Un isn't assassinated.

I realize there will be efforts to get the movie into North Korea, and the bits about their government lying and Kim Jong Un being dangerously flaky and unworthy of respect might register, but the movie is so much about American weirdness that I'm not sure it will make much sense there.

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