If a movie inspires a raging international controversy that usually means it’s powerful, persuasive and artistically brilliant–like Birth of a Nation, or Battleship Potemkin, or more recently, The Passion of the Christ. That is emphatically not the case with the lame comedy The Interview, which fomented a new crisis involving North Korea.
The right way to make up for Sony’s initial mistake in canceling the film would be to give the Korean dictator what he dreads most: searing, world-wide humiliation.
Seth Rogen and James Franco should be featured as presenters in the upcoming Academy Awards on February 22nd, handing some make-believe Oscar to Kim Jong-un lookalike Randall Park, who played the portly potentate in the film. The Hermit Kingdom threatened terror over ridicule in a movie seen by a few million. Now let them experience derision and embarrassment in front of a global audience of nearly a billion on Oscar night.