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Watch out America, North Korea is coming!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by i_got_a_mohawk, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. At first it was just complaints, now things are getting serious, better watch out! :p


    North Korea threatens war on US over Kim Jong-un movie

    The Interview stars Seth Rogen (left) who directed the film with Evan Goldberg

    North Korea has promised "merciless" retaliation if a forthcoming Hollywood movie about killing Kim Jong-un is released, say agencies.

    A North Korean foreign ministry spokesman said in state media that the movie's release would be an "act of war".

    He did not mention the title, but a Hollywood movie called The Interview with a similar plot is due in October.

    Hollywood actors James Franco and Seth Rogen star in the action-comedy film.

    They play a talkshow host and his producer who are invited to interview Kim Jong-un, and are subsequently recruited by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to assassinate the leader.

    The film's teaser trailer, posted on Youtube, shows a lookalike actor playing Kim Jong-un, as well as fight scenes involving what appear to be North Korean tanks and helicopters, and a nuclear missile launch.

    The North Korea spokesman was quoted by the state KCNA news agency as saying: "Making and releasing a movie on a plot to hurt our top-level leadership is the most blatant act of terrorism and war and will absolutely not be tolerated."

    He added that the "reckless US provocative insanity" of mobilising a "gangster filmmaker" to challenge the North's leadership was triggering "a gust of hatred and rage" among North Korean people and soldiers.

    "If the US administration allows and defends the showing of the film, a merciless counter-measure will be taken," the spokesman was quoted as saying.

    _75819664_488373801. Hollywood actor James Franco stars in The Interview as a talkshow host invited to interview Kim Jong-un
    _75819666_022789623-1. Kim Jong-un took power after his father Kim Jong-il died in 2011, which prompted a change in the film's script
    Apparent evidence emerged last week supporting claims that North Korea is further developing its missile technology. Some experts said they had identified a new anti-ship cruise missile shown in a North Korean propaganda film. Other observers were more sceptical.

    North Korea is holding three Americans in custody. The latest to be detained is said to be a tourist named Jeffrey Edward Fowle who reportedly left a Bible at a hotel.

    Rogen, one of the directors of The Interview, recently said he was inspired by journalists' trips to North Korea.

    He told Yahoo: "People have the hypothetical discussion about how journalists have access to the world's most dangerous people, and they hypothetically would be in a good situation to assassinate them."

    He added that the film was originally about meeting Kim Jong-il, but they had to revise the script when he died in 2011 and his son Kim Jong-un took power.
  2. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Seth Rogen should ask Salman Rushdie for some pointers.
  3. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    I wonder if they even understand the limited involvement of government in the film industry?
  4. Darth Handsome

    Darth Handsome Banned

    Oct 1, 2010

    It would appear as though Hollywood is the US for a lot of people.
    karl_em_all and BboogieXVII like this.
  5. ShoeManiac

    ShoeManiac Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2006
    New Jersey
    What, is that clown Kim Jong Un going to try counterfeiting more US currency? Admittedly, it is somewhat unsettling that a nation with WMD is being run by, essentially, a man-child.
    Stewie26 and fraublugher like this.
  6. skychief


    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    We lampoon world leaders all the time on TV and in movies. SNL has lampooned Kim Jung-un a few times. I don't see why they get their panties in a bunch over this. Seems hypersensitive to me. An "act of war" .... puhleeeze!
    Maybe we should send an envoy there like Dennis Rodman to smooth things over with them.
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2014
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  7. ErebusBass


    Feb 20, 2008
    Madison, WI
    I'm guessing it works a little bit differently over there.
  8. claudel

    claudel Supporting Member

    Seems as if they're only breathing heavily.
  9. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

    The North Koreans are truly the wild card in the world deck. Total insane dictatorship with a nearly 100% brainwashed, population that knows little, if anything factual about the rest of the world. Really crazy stuff. I honestly feel so sorry for those poor, exploited people.
    GregC and fraublugher like this.
  10. Darth Handsome

    Darth Handsome Banned

    Oct 1, 2010

    I'm not challenging your claim by asking this, but how do you know that?
  11. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    I would only be worried if they were doing weather related skits. Then Jongi-L would bring the pain!
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2014
  12. I don't know if it's entirely brainwashed or if it's living in fear.
    karl_em_all likes this.
  13. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    ^ Part and parcel for sure.
  14. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    I'm guessing none of the Kim Jongs saw Team America, then.
  15. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Supporting Member

    Good one man.
  16. ChrisB2

    ChrisB2 Bass... in your fass

    Feb 27, 2008
    TalkBass > Off Topic
    Figures a UK sideliner would post this. Nothing to lose! Nothing to fear! Just sit back and watch the fun!
  17. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
  18. 1958Bassman


    Oct 20, 2007
    "If the US administration allows and defends the showing of the film, a merciless counter-measure will be taken," the spokesman was quoted as saying."- I think that means he's planning a relentless Twitter campaign. He'll verbally tear the US a new one, but good!
  19. I'm enjoying watching the blind terror sweating out of you all.

  20. If it makes you feel better, a Barber in England was approached by North Korean 'diplomats' over a poster he had in his window.


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