Final 'The Interview' Red Band Trailer is One Long Money Shot

Wednesday, 31 December 2014 09:45 Written by  iamrogue
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Final 'The Interview' Red Band Trailer is One Long Money Shot

The Interview hardly needs more publicity, but one final red band trailer has arrived to put the focus back where it belongs: on the movie itself.

Over the last several weeks, The Interview became easily one of the most talked-about movies in recent memory. 

It kicked up all manner of dust at the very center of a crazy-illegal hacking, hugely damaging corporate leaks, international tension over cyber-war, threats of terrorism, censorship debates, and finally an unprecedented digital release that appears to have paid off.

But all that's has gone on around the movie, obscuring the simple fact that The Interview is just a damn funny movie.  It's not even quite satire, though it trucks quite capably in the secretly-really-smart-dumb-comedy that co-directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg specialize in.  The Interview is a deeply silly action-comedy about dumb people, and that it's become a legit piece of history is even sillier.

You know the story by now: James Franco and Rogen star as Dave Skylark, a popular television personality, and Aaron Rapaport, his producer, both of whom aspire to serious journalism.  When they discover that North Korean Supreme Ruler Kim Jong-un is a big fan of Skylark's, they arrange the first ever American interview with the dictator in Pyongyang.  But when the CIA contacts them, these two imbeciles agree to assassinate the dictator.  Hilarity ensues.

This trailer emphasizes the hugeness and eccentricity of Franco's performance as preening but enthusiastic moron Skylark.  His work here is some of the most delightfully weird that Franco's ever done, stacking up favorably against his all-time best roles in Spring Breakers and on Freaks and Geeks.

It also underlines Rogen's skills as a stealth-funny straight man to Franco's off the wall idiot.  And it provides a decent sense of Randall Park's performance as Kim Jong-un.  In all the attention paid to the character's ultimate fate in the movie, a lot of folks have neglected to mention that Park is an absolute joy in the movie.

The Interview is now playing in several hundred independent theaters across the country, but you can rent or purchase it online via pretty much any major digital venue, including Apple's iTunes store.

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