Somebody should send North Korea that “This Is The End” movie, call it squarsies.
Judging from the trailers, the white leads are pitched as buffoons, but I’d still worry about easy jokes at the expense of Asians in general
The problem is that you can start mocking an entirely awful country, and end up with the same racist gags we’ve let slide for generations.
Like, I don’t know what’s in the script. But with a movie/TV show/game/whatever like this I’m on the alert.
And honestly, my larger concern is not offending North Korea, it’s does this movie make hay out of ANY Asian stereotypes/bigoted jokes.
I suppose Team America and others have travelled this ground before, which is why the situation wasn’t flagged.
Instead, they went for shock value of having the soundbite of “you want us to kill the leader of NORTH KOREA?!? [insert big yuks]”
Like, nobody thought “let’s invent a country name even though everyone will know who we mean wink wink.”
Having grown up in comics worlds where we have fakey locations meant to evoke/simulate real world places, this Interview thing is wacky.
Given that clerk initially thought I was asking about Marvel’s Falcon from Disney Infinity, I’m not putting a lot of stock in a Jan delay.
Has anybody in the US found Pit/Falcon at Toys R Us? Did they all only get boxes of Luigi?
This is why I was not overly worried about the online preorders for Lucario. http://t.co/BrTvqeOhq4
Plenty of Luigi amiibo at local TRU#1. I’m told Pit and Capt Falcon are pushed to January. http://t.co/fFVdb4FW28
Basically, kids today have a billion more better options for leisure time game play than getting obsessive about junk like Mega Man.
I hope Gabe Newell changes the decision and puts The Interview back in theaters.