Trailer Watch: The Interview

This just doesn’t look good. James Franco isn’t as funny as the people surrounding James Franco would like you to believe he is. He’s a great dramatic talent sure, but his naturalist acting style doesn’t lend itself well to mainstream film making, in either comedy or action. Whenever he tries to do broad it’s never good. In the first thirty seconds you can see his comically exaggerated disgust face and it’s neither convincing nor comical. From there it just gets worse. Seth Rogan makes a better straight man than Franco does a foil, but he really needs to take the comic reins if they ever work together again. The rest is high jokes, butt jokes and internet meme baiting, the last of which is a cancer that really needs to be cut out of modern comedy. I dunno though. Maybe I just hate them because I ain’t them?