5 Crazy Things North Korea Said In Response To The Interview Trailer

By Mack Rawden 2014-06-23 18:48:17discussion comments
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Earlier this month, the first trailer for the Seth Rogen/ James Franco comedy The Interview dropped. It played pretty well here in America, but given its plot follows a group of journalists who decide to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, it didnít exactly send pleasing ripples through the Asian Communist country. In fact, the unofficial spokesman for Jong-un, Kim Myong-chol, released a slew of statements criticizing both the film, the larger film industry and the American government.

North Korean supreme leaders have always had a strange relationship with movies. Back in 1978, the countryís dictator Kim II Sung had famed South Korean director Shin Sang-ok shoved into a car in Hong Kong and smuggled over the border. Why? Because he wanted to give him $3 million a year to make movies in North Korea. Sungís son Kim Jong Il maintained an extensive library of DVDs, estimated to number more than 20,000. He allegedly loved the Friday The 13th franchise and dabbled in directing movies for fun during his free time. Now, North Korea is run by Kim Jong Ilís son Kim Jong-un, and he really, really likes movies too, which is probably why heís chosen to lash out about The Interviewís existence.

Unfortunately for Kim Jong-un, quite a bit of the comments involve wild theories and/ or obnoxious statements. So, letís take an amusing look at the five most ridiculous things the North Korean government has said in response to The InterviewÖ

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British Films Are More Realistic Than American Films
There are a ton of ridiculous American movies made every single year. Seriously, you canít scan the box office figures for the average weekend and not find at least one film that completely defies the laws of science and/ or lacks common sense. This coming weekend, for example, we have a film about automobiles that transform into killing machines capable of saving Earth, which is about as far from proper English cinema like The Kingís Speech on the spectrum as possible.

That being said, almost all of the shit British studios fire out has almost nothing in common with The Kingís Speech either. Later this year, Britain is giving the world Paddington, a delightful story about a talking bear who ruins everything. Last year, the English gave us a movie about time travel and another one about a pub crawl and aliens. So, if you want to argue about quality, thatís one thing but realism just doesnít work.
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