It's a little known fact that Kim Jong-Il, North Korea's glorious and eternal leader, until he died, was a mad keen fan of movies. But these days the relationship between Hollywood and his son, Kim Jong-Un, could certainly be a lot better.
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25 Jun 2014 - 9:40 PM  UPDATED 27 Jun 2014 - 10:10 AM

In just 1 minute and 30 seconds, the teaser trailer for "The Interview" has managed to ruffle more North Korean feathers than a tropical cyclone in the DPRK's farming district.

Partly because the country is starving and they have no livestock in their farming district.

An unofficial spokesperson for the communist nation has said, "It shows the desperation of the US government and American society. A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the US has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine."
"In fact Obama should be careful in case the US military wants to kill him too."
Of course the majority of North Koreans will never get to see the film generating all this controversy, given all American media is pretty much forbidden.
In fact the only Hollywood film to ever get a theatrical release in the isolationist nation is the 2002 Musical Evita, with just a bit of subtle editing.

However, according to reports The Interview will be seen by at least one North Korean.

Yes, despite all condemnations the supreme leader has every intention of watching the movie based entirely around his own assassination. And it's not really all that surprising.
Kim Jong-Un was raised to love American movies. His father kept tens of thousands of DVD's, and was known to be a giant fan of Elizabeth Taylor, John Rambo and Bond.

But while North Korea's leader was primed to love Hollywood, lately Hollywood hasn't returned the favour.
Last year, movie audiences turned out to see the Olympus, the American government and basic logic falling in the face of invading North Koreans.
Before that they terrorised small town America in the remake of Red Dawn. Tortured Angelina Jolie in Salt. And took on Team America.
Even Kim Jong-Il's beloved British spy 007 got on the bad side of the bad Korea, defeating the North's plans for world domination in Die Another Day, and causing the communist regime to call the film "dirty and cursed."
It's a conflicted relationship that's been going on for decades. But on the other hand, maybe we're looking at this the wrong way.
After all, Hollywood needs it's designated international evil doers that wont hurt the international box office so Bruce Willis and Stallone have things to spout their catchy one liners at.
Meanwhile North Korea wants the world to remember it's an important, sometimes dangerous political force, and what better channel than through the most effective propaganda machine on earth.
So maybe this isn't the black hats versus the white hats, the action thriller, the political espionage movie, maybe this is one of those romantic comedies where two characters can't stand each other, until about an hour in, where Hollywood and North Korea stare into each others eyes and whisper sweetly 'you complete me'.

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