Originally Posted by David Lindon
I'm not sure if I will see it or not, I think it is a little bad taste and was sure to provoke a reaction. Can you imagine if north Korea made a film about burning the stars and stripes or perhaps mocking the queen?
I seen it the other night. I thought it was a decent movie, plenty of giggles all around. To be honest, the only person who could possibly be insulted by this movie would be Kim himself - the movie, although a comedy, touches on the seriousness of just how totalarian the DPRK is. There's not a bad taste in sight beyond that.
Quite frankly, they can mock the queen til the cows come home as far as I'm concerned - and as for North Korea bringing out a movie about burning the stars and stripes, I think they've went beyond this with their constant sabre rattling about the threat of nuclear war and liking the Presendent to a monkey in a Jungle - who takes anyone serious when they come out with this crap? And it's a national government! There's nothing North Korea's Government can come out with that should provoke outrage - they are the joke, it's just a tragedy that their populous pays the price.
The irony of the whole thing is that if they never got their knickers in such a twist to begin with, this movie would possibly have just faded into obscurity. Instead, everyone's desperate to catch a glipse of it - even North Koreans! Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.