With it all said and done The Interview’s marketing worked on me. Initially, I honestly had no desire to see the film due to how poor Neighbors was earlier this year, but as a filmmaker there is nothing that makes me more angry than censorship. Everyone should be able to make what they want, and while a lot of people may be scared of the harsh truth revealed in a movie, that makes it an even more important to see.
The Interview is nothing like that… well… at least for Americans, unless you have been living in a bubble (which is honestly probably best). North Korea’s leader is a lunatic. So are a lot of leaders. Power = corruption. End of story. End of my political beliefs.
The Interview is not a good movie. It does not have a very well thought out story and the only thing remarkable about it is that it has been the center of the media for the past week. Give it a couple more days and we won’t hear anything more about it.
Therefore, the only thing saving the film for me is that it is actually really funny. James Franco (Palo Alto) and Seth Rogen (Neighbors) honey-potted me (well maybe Franco – I will never be a Seth Rogen fan).
I laughed along with the rest of America though. I don’t plan on watching the film again anytime soon, but maybe you should go see it and support the genius of Sony’s marketing.
I know I hope to produce a movie that can garner that kind of free advertising and piss off a country’s leader. And I wany to marry Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex)
By: Jonny Havey | Producer & Director