Postie Perspectives: Franco and Rogen have gone too far

By Sean Miller

When is enough, enough?

We all know Seth Rogen and James Franco as a comedic duo who have a sort of bromance for each other. Together, the two have starred in films such as Pineapple Express and This is the End. Their newest film, supposedly coming out later this year, titled The Interview is essentially the assassination of North Korea’s supreme leader, Kim Jong Un.

Now, the duo have gotten away with plots featuring heavy drug use, constant swearing, sex, and even the making of porn. With the current status of the entertainment business, its not surprising these subjects have been viewed by millions worldwide. On the other hand, should we really show that assassinating a world leader is ok and make it public to the world?

The movie features the comedic duo as a pair of journalists who are coerced by the CIA into a plot against North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, and his assassination. As some people would laugh off, a North Korean UN ambassador was so disturbed by the upcoming film that he filled a complaint with the United Nations. The ambassador even went as far as saying “it’s an act of war.”

“To allow the production and distribution of such a film on the assassination of an incumbent head of a sovereign state should be regarded as the most undisguised sponsoring of terrorism as well as an act of war,” Ja Song Nam wrote in a letter to the UN. “The United State authorities should take immediate and appropriate actions to ban the production and distribution of the aforementioned film; otherwise, it will be fully responsible for encouraging and sponsoring terrorism.”

As far as I am concerned, this film should not be released. It may be funny to some and looked at as a joke but in the fragile state this world lives in anything can be taken as a threat. The duo should stick to their roles of pot smoking idiots who stumble into and out of trouble, not assassinating journalists.

What do you think? Should the movie be banned or should it be produced? Let us know in the comments below.