The Interview

12/18/2014 — 3 Comments


Let me get this straight. A movie studio produces a film about two men who are asked to do an interview with a sitting head of state. Say President Obama. In the movie the actor who is to play the head of state looks a lot like our President Obama.

In the movie the two main characters are asked to assassinate this head of state. Do you think that our government would allow such a movie to be released? Personally, I doubt it. I think we might be outraged.

Now, let’s add to that the fact that the movie studio attempting to release this film is owned by a company who’s origins are a country that has historically been an enemy of the state which is led by this President. How bright does one have to be to realize that this might not be a good idea?

Now, it is not lost on me that the head of “This Country” is, to say the least, a Daffy Dictator. But, this does not make the idea of the film any less appropriate.

There are those who will argue that the film is a comedy and the movie studio is only joking, but, let’s not forget the words of Shakespeare who wrote, accurately, that, “Many a truth is said in jest!” There are also those who will say that movies don’t influence peoples’ behavior and yet fortunes are paid to production companies to use products on camera to do exactly that, influence peoples’ behavior!

So now “This Country” is declaring this movie to be an act of war and movie theater chains are refusing to show this movie! And there are those who are saying that these movie theater chains are cowards and are bowing to the demands of “This Country with the Daffy Dictator.”

Let’s examine this! What if these theater chains did show this movie and  “This Country with the Daffy Dictator” were only bluffing. It is not a stretch of the imagination to think that some unrelated terrorist group would commit act of unthinkable horror, on these packed movie theaters knowing that, “This Country with the Daffy Dictator” was to blame resulting in a catastrophic war between nuclear powers, all in the name of “Jest.”

Funny Huh!

I am Kip Addotta

3 responses to The Interview

  1. Melissa Schickel 12/19/2014 at 17:55

    I’m not sure I fully understand your point, but then again I am blonde. Haven’t there been several movies about assassination attempts on the president, i.e. In The Line of Fire, Murder at 1600, and so on, and then we even had the comical romp on an attempt to assassinate the Prime Minister of Malaysia known as Zoolander. And wasn’t there some awful Richard Dreyfus movie back in the late 80s or early 90s where he played the dictator (and his lookalike) of some country (that may or may not have been hinting Cuba)? While I get the point that in today’s climate, yes the “terrorist” aspect makes it much easier to make it look like someone else did it, but I agree with Al and Tommy and I call BS here. Something else just isn’t quite fitting into the puzzle right. It’s very round peg square hole to me.

  2. Tommy Joseph 12/23/2014 at 05:13

    I wish I was number four.


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