Movie Magic: ‘The Interview’ takes center stage

Multimedia Editor Erica Kelble fills you in on the ins and outs of the newest movies in the theaters. If you are looking to go see a movie this weekend, check out Kelble’s column to find out what you want to see and what you want to avoid.


Above is the movie poster for “The interview.” It was released for purchase and rental online on Dec. 24.

Despite causing an international crisis and being a potential catalyst to another world war, the movie “The Interview” was a great time.

While North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not appreciate this movie, I sure did enjoy it and had plenty of laughs.

It was because of Kim Jong Un’s great dislike for it that you can’t find this movie in theaters and can only see it by downloading it at home. It’s a shame because the movie theaters would have profited from a movie this unique and daring.

The movie is about two men, played by comedic actors Seth Rogen and James Franco, who work in the television business and score an inclusive interview with the North Korean dictator who appreciates watching their show. While they see this interview as an opportunity to enhance their popularity, the CIA sees it as a chance to kill the dictator. The main characters go on a journey to North Korea and interact with Kim Jong Un and report back to the CIA in a quest for his assassination.

The actors within the movie interact well, especially Rogen and Franco, whose characters weren’t the smartest people. This added comedy to the way they approached their mission. It was also interesting that the producers show you a different side of the situation in North Korea than you would initially think.

It’s a great thing that we have freedom in America so that  we can see a movie like this. Yes, it was a great movie, but I must admit that it wasn’t entirely worth the controversy that it stirred. I give it an 8 out of 10 stars for its originality and comedic value.

Erica  Kelble is a Multimedia Editor for The Patriot and