I watched 'The Interview' for two reasons: partly to see what all of the hype was about, and partly because I've read up and watched a few documentaries on North Korea. So -- even though I'm no Seth Rogen fan -- I was mildly curious to see how Rogen portrayed "the hermit kingdom" in his film.
I honestly regret wasting my time on such a terrible movie, which is without a doubt one of the WORST that I've seen in my well-over-30 years.
To begin with, the "North Korea" scenes were predictably stupid and painfully unfunny. Worse were the d*ck "jokes" that occurred seemingly EVERY. OTHER. LINE. (I really did NOT need to hear about James Franco's "smelling like guacamole", thank you very much. Did 12-year-olds write this?)
Then there were the so-called characters: I won't even bother with the "Kim Jong-un" character, but Seth Rogen's (I neither remember nor care what his name was supposed to be) was horrible and James Franco's was far worse, to the point of being INSUFFERABLE! I never had much of an opinion one way or the other about Franco before watching this, but whatever opinion of him that I *did* have has... considerably lowered after seeing him in 'The Interview'.
The only things I found even remotely funny about this poor excuse for a movie (and that's very, very remotely), were Franco's reaction to the kid outside of the "grocery store" (which was cheap humor, but I'll admit I briefly snickered) and the use of "Winds of Change" at the end (but late 1980's and early 1990's songs often amuse me for nostalgic reasons, so no real accomplishment there).
In a word: avoid! (1/10)