The hype for this movie was mind boggling. Theaters were shut down as a threat by North Korea was made. I still desperately wanted to see it, not merely for controversy’s sake but because the trailer seemed to imply that this movie would be an incredible comedy. However, it failed pretty grandly on all fronts. This movie did not live up to the expectations at all.
Seth Rogen did an incredible job is this film and that needs to be acknowledged. It was not enough to save this movie. However, his counterpart, James Franco did a strange over acting that was part of the downfall of this film. It was awkward and didn’t create a good chemistry between the lead actors that Seth was doing his part to create.
I was so excited for this film, that I do not even know what to say in regards to how much it let me down. I want to reiterate that Seth Rogen is a great actor and perhaps if the plot was less outrageous or James Franco was replaced with a different actor that it would have done well. I say, this movie is not worth an evening of your time.