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"The Interview" Movie Trailer

Background Information
This Hollywood comedy features two celebrities who go to North Korea to interview and murder the head of the country, Kim Jong-Un.
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This is propaganda because
This comedy is making fun of the North Korean propaganda machine, of course, but it also is a form of anti North Korean propaganda that justifies American aggression.

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    Mike
    Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:15
    Mike
    This is harmless. This movie is not meant to be taken serious and it looking fun of a country that is crazy into mind washing its people to follow a dictator.
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    AzCats00
    Sat, 04/25/2015 - 08:41
    AzCats00
    I believe this movie does show anti-North Korean propaganda. The movie does a clever job of using humor to mask the message that North Korea is rightfully in President Bush's "Axis of Evil" because it wants to do harm to the United States.
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    LL
    Sun, 04/26/2015 - 01:05
    LL
    I think this was a stupid movie and a bad example of propaganda to justify aggression towards North Korea. It was unnecessary and not really funny either.
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    Marlette Torras
    Sun, 04/26/2015 - 12:54
    Marlette Torras
    I have never seen a trailer for this film before, or the film itself. I find the plot or the production values of a film can be useful for satire, social commentary, or simply entertainment, but a comedy with an assassination agenda is strange. After the hoopla and subsequent hack of the sponsoring company, it seemed suspiciously like an orchestrated political campaign and therefore distasteful.
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    twong
    Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:18
    twong
    I really do not see this as harmful nor beneficial. I can understand the propaganda but I really view it as a funny movie that supposedly portrays a dictator of a dangerous country as a "regular" guy. But really, I do not find it believable because of the actors backgrounds.
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    K&R
    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:20
    K&R
    Harmful because it portrays US as a country that is arrogant enough to casually walk into another country to kill it's leader. There are many other ways to represent the social injustice of N. Korea.
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    Casandra
    Sun, 11/22/2015 - 04:01
    Casandra
    This specific form of propaganda is dangerous to me because it uses entertainment and comedy to reach out to its audience of young adults up to the older generation.
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    Nerissa Edwards
    Mon, 04/18/2016 - 05:42
    Nerissa Edwards
    This preview grabbed my attention. I didn't know anything about this movie until I saw this today. I cant say that it makes me want to see the movie but it did make me laugh a little.
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    markymark531
    Sat, 04/23/2016 - 03:14
    markymark531
    Beneficial in shining light on the crazy, chaotic state of North Korea, yet also harmful in a sense that it does not probably help relations with the country in question.
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    Ari
    Sun, 04/24/2016 - 09:57
    Ari
    I can understand why it could be considered propaganda, but I don't think it's very harmful because it is a comedy and most people understand that it is not meant to be taken seriously.
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    cnhailey
    Sun, 04/24/2016 - 10:39
    cnhailey
    This style of propaganda to me is very harmful. It is generating a generalized opinion of North Korea and a misunderstanding. Theres somethings that are accurate on a factual basis but it provides no real evidence and provides a narrow opinion on North Korea as a whole.
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    Pee
    Fri, 02/10/2017 - 00:44
    Pee
    Although it is a just a movie, the interview uses famous actors to get attention, common ideas and opinions about North Korea and its leader to sustain that attention, and then makes fun of the country in a comedic way. This movie could have been harmful because from certain points of view the movie was just one big insult to North Korea.
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    John
    Sun, 11/12/2017 - 10:54
    John
    I do not think this form of media is a form of propaganda because it is satire. A comedy movie is just meant to get laughs, but I guess it could cause harmful ideas in America.

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