It is strange to think that a film based on two characters assassinating a living dictator is so over the top that it loses any tangible connection to reality–but that’s what happens in THE INTERVIEW. This makes the terrorist threats over a film that is so farfetched even more laughable. That said, the film does have its funny moments, but James Franco is so hammy and certain situations are so absurd, that the film dovetails into buffoonery rather than what (I think) it wants to be–a satire. This is the same problem I had with the previous Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg directed film, THIS IS THE END. However, under the current strange and surreal circumstances, this film will find a rather large and critical audience.