Review: 3 out of 10 stars.
This is a hard movie to watch. It’s very funny in the first half, but it got very political during the second half, making it an ulterior motive of a comedy. And it was no longer funny.
No innuendo was ever funny. It’s very difficult to not find it amusing in the beginning with the stupid lines between a personality “news” man who looks like a Jon Stewart dramatized and only reported on tabloid news, and a producer who simply reminded more of “This is the End” and “Neighbors.” One also has to wonder how Randall Park’s parents feel about their home country.
But the story went too far towards the second half, making it extremely political, making one believe the president must be brutal, used fake children and settings to deceive everyone, to believe the president was a God. That was too much as a comedy.
While it is true there’s freedom of expression, if the target were American’s president, it would have been considered treason. There’s a level of being funny, but there’s also a theme and motive of movie. One must wonder, what is the point of the ultimate outcome, especially considering the ending of the movie?
Keywords: politics, action, adventure, comedy, moviereview
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It’s good to have something controversial to film about, but there’s enough real documentary or mockumentary out thereto be political. Rogen can have all the uncomfortable roles while Franco can have this behind his other not so shinny allegations. Making fun of a very political volatile situation is in no way making countries to be in better relations.
The ending of completing overthrowing the government by the closest ally, and blew up the president in a helicopter were too much to be funny about.