Saturday, January 10, 2015

 

The Interview


Don't tell Kim Jong Un, but I saw it… the Seth Rogan/ James Franco comedy "The Interview," which has caused a fuss after hackers (obviously backed by North Korea) tried to prevent its release.

I suppose in part the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris made me want to see it-- a tiny little response to the increasing efforts to limit speech by violent groups who are easily offended.  

As for the movie, it was pretty good.  As is often true, there was a lot more foul language and violence than the story really needed, but it was funny-- much funnier than some reviews had led me to believe.  It wasn't satire, actually, but just a stupid comedy with a broad but true point beneath it.

It's been a wearying week, hasn't it?  


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