The Interview Review by Ammar Akhtar

The Interview stars Seth Rogen and James Franco. It's directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. The Interview follows the duo Dave Skylark and Aaron Rapport, the genius minds behind an interview show. The two get the ultimate gift when they are asked if they would like to interview the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. They accept, but when the CIA finds out about this interview, they have another plan in mind. They want them to assassinate the most dangerous leader on the planet.

After a long, unnecessary wait due to the controversy surrounding this film, I finally saw The Interview. Was it worth the wait though? In my opinion, I think so.

First off, I loved the comedic duo of Seth Rogen and James Franco. They both play the same type of characters that they've played before. Rogen plays the serious guy and Franco plays the idiot. Together this pair just brings out so much jokes that were pretty hilarious. It was all smooth sailing until one part in the middle. From there, things got a bit awry.

During the middle, the film turned in a direction in which I didn't feel like it made the right call. It was hinted a bit in the trailer, but Dave and Kim Jong Un do become friends. I felt like this didn't really work out in my opinion. During this part was when I was not really entertained and wasn't funny at all. This relationship between the two comes back towards the end, but not for too long. As a whole this part wasn't really something I enjoyed.

On the plus side, the film had a great finale. It was like a huge firework was shot in the air and exploded. The results were fantastic. I thought it ended on a high note with some great action and some humor along the way. I don't want to spoil anything in case some of you don't know how it ends, but it was pretty cool. 

Overall, the film was divided. It started off with a bang with some great humor, then it got a bit toned down with the growing friendship/bond between Dave and Kim Jong Un. Towards the end, I was satisfied with it's grand finale. It was full of action, and it had a bit of laughs in it. As a whole, the film definitely could have improved, but it's not that bad in my opinion.

MY SCORE: 7.5/10