James Franco and Seth Rogen plot to kill Kim Jong-un in new trailer

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The Interview looks to be no-holds-barred political comedy.

Westerners have developed quite the morbid fascination with North Korea, producing countless books and documentaries that attempt to penetrate the mysteries and horrors of this secretive, dangerous, totalitarian state. The seriousness of these investigations almost precludes a blockbuster James Franco/Seth Rogen spy comedy set above the DMZ, but not quite. 

Sure, there’s an argument to be made that The Interview, in which the bromantic duo play media types tapped by the CIA to assassinate Kim Jong-un, crosses a line or three. On the other hand, the U.S. has a proud tradition of ridiculing foreign dictators, no matter what atrocities they’ve visited upon their people. So just sit back and enjoy the geopolitical dissonance.

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