The part of ‘The Interview’ the North Koreans didn’t want you to see, but now can because it has been leaked.
Sony caved to the terrorists but the Streisand Effect is now in effect.
You won’t be seeing The Interview anytime soon, but the 28 seconds that most enraged North Korea, and may very well have doomed the film to oblivion, hit the Internet on Thursday. Though dozens of websites embedded the clip early, they began coming down by late afternoon.
The scene is the film’s climax, and it’s funnier if you know the background: Earlier in The Interview, James Franco’s character Dave Skylark bonds with Kim Jong-un over their mutual love of Katy Perry â€” particularly the song “Firework” â€” as they drive around in the supreme leader’s personal tank.
But Skylark later comes to realize that the dictator is truly evil and, in the midst of a chaotic showdown, jumps in the tank as a means to escape. With Kim’s military helicopter bearing down on him, Skylark takes aim at the aircraft from the tank’s turret. As he lets the shell fly, we hear dramatic strains of “Firework” firing up.
And that’s where the 28-second clip, in extreme slow-motion, picked up. We saw Kim Jong-Un leaning out the door of his helicopter, watching the shell pierce the side of the aircraft and explode in a ball of fire. With his mouth agape, the Supreme Leader is slowly engulfed in fire until his head, obscured by the flames, explodes.